What is going on in the minds of our teens?
They are going through opposing thoughts in their minds. Their need for independence and the need for connectedness.
Their bodies are going through a chemical tug of war internally!
On one hand, they want to find their way, be their own person, discover their unique place in society, and they often do this by testing the limits.
Their brains are not fully developed, especially the braking system of the brain, that keeps us from engaging in risky behaviors.
On the other hand, they want to fit in, be seen, heard and accepted, they want to belong to something bigger than themselves!
How do we help them through this transition?
🤔Maintain the idea of connecting with yo