Decoding the Adolescent Brain: Interview with Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Keep Them Safe”

Decoding the Adolescent Brain: Interview with Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Keep Them Safe”

I am reading the newly published book, “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Keep Them Safe” by Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine Jess Shatkin, MD. He was kind enough to agree...

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13 Reasons Why Parents Should Pay Close Attention to Their Teen’s (Social) Life: Lessons from Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reasons Why Parents Should Pay Close Attention to Their Teen’s (Social) Life: Lessons from Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why”

Number 1. Adolescence is marked by the invincibility syndrome. Number 2. Relationships with peers become more important than relationships with parents and family. Number 3. Sexuality and dating… Number 4. Risk taking behaviors are...

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Guest Post: Back-to-School: Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Routines That Will Stick

Guest Post: Back-to-School: Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Routines That Will Stick

Back-to-school means early morning wake-up calls and a mad rush to get everyone ready and out the door in time. Too often, this means a quick but less-than-healthy breakfast, or worse, no breakfast at all. From getting enough rest to waking up in...

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Depression during adolescence infographic: 8 Insights every parent needs to know

Depression during adolescence infographic: 8 Insights every parent needs to know

  If you find this information helpful, please share it with your friends and family. Also, I would love it if you write a comment and share your thoughts about what you just read. You may also like: What does acting out mean and what can...

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One way that depression manifests in adolescence that is not just “normal” teen behavior

One way that depression manifests in adolescence that is not just “normal” teen behavior

Last time, I spoke about depression and adolescence in general, listing 5 insights that every parent needs to know. Today, I want to talk about one common way that depression manifests itself during teenage years that will help you recognize the...

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