Mental Fitness for Teenagers

This chapter explains some of the reasons why teenagers behave the way they do. When adults and teenagers recognise their behaviour as part of a natural developmental process it reduces conflict and makes life easier for all involved. In particular it looks at:

  • Brain restructuring during the teenage years
  • The role of dopamine in teenage behaviour
  • The importance of social connection in teenage development
  • Neuroplasticity and the teenage brain
  • How mindfulness supports the development of the teenage brain