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Adolescent Development

The Perils of Adolescence

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.

A New Approach to The Difficult Middle School Years

Patrick Tolan | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Patrick Tolan

There is a challenge to face but it may be for the adults as much as it is for youth -- a challenge to stop clinging to the bias that adolescents are problems waiting to happen and instead to engage youth for positive development.

Staying Connected to Your Tween

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Have you noticed your preteen spending more time away from you when what might feel like a minute ago they were asking you to stay longer at drop off?