T he question, ‘will we ever understand teens?’ is as puzzling as the question of which came first, chicken or the egg? While we might not ever truly understand teens, we can learn more about what makes them behave the way they do.

You might be wondering if the teen in your life is going through a tough time. Are they just going through those ‘teenage years’? Or is there truly something wrong?

We thought this was a great opportunity to share a crash course in teen development, and to explain how some adolescent behaviours are completely normal and happen as a result of brain changes, which include attention, motivation and risk-taking behaviour. Watch this slideshow to learn more and visit Healthy Sleeping to learn about that side of adolescent development.

Understanding Teen Behaviour
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