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5 ways we misunderstand adolescents, according to brain science

Really good content hear talking about the negative stereotypes we usually give to teenagers.

There is a growing appreciation of adolescence as a time of rapid growth, learning and change. A decade of research studying adolescence makes clear to me the importance of clarifying the truth about this crucial stage of human development.

Here are some important misconceptions:

  1. We over-problematize

  2. We blame it on their brains

  3. We underestimate the brain’s capacity for learning and development.

  4. Calling them teenagers leads to misunderstanding

  5. We forget to see them as a force for good

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brett ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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