Deciphering the Turbulent Teen BrainPublished: June 22, 2022
Ellen McElderry, LIMHP, LADC
Program Manager, Methodist Community Counseling Program
I need a parachute! Did I act this way when I was a teen? Why is my teen doing this? Is this normal? How do I pilot a plane with a teen on board? Most of us have a teen in our lives — a son, daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew or student. Everyone wants to see teens grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. The journey of teen development can be a thrilling and bumpy ride. Let’s set some time aside to have a transparent conversation about teen development. Hear what’s common, when to be concerned and how to intervene. Learn how to fly high, safely land and enjoy the ride with a teenager. What in the world will I do as a parent??? Am I not fit to be a mom? Help me please!!