In the last ten years, neuroscience has focused its attention on the adolescent brain and concluded it’s different from the brains of parents. Undoubtedly, parents and teens would agree.
Researchers now know that remarkable changes occur in the brain during the second decade of life. Adolescence is a time of profound brain growth and change. This recognition is contrary to long-held ideas that the brain was, for the most part, fully "formed" by the end of childhood.
During the years between childhood and adulthood, the brain’s “wiring” becomes more complex and even more efficient, …