Dr. Lynne Kenney’s Work Prepares Young Minds for Adolescent Brain Development

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I’ve written extensively about the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) during adolescence. At puberty a child’s PFC undergoes a “second blooming,” which begins a roughly 12-year period of development. During this period (adolescence) unused brain connections are “pruned away”…

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Adults Who Mentor Teens – How Effective Are Their Communication Skills?

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In his classic parenting book, The Wonder of Boys, psychologist Michael Gurian claims that “three families – not one” are needed to raise a healthy child to be a happy, successful adult. The first family is the “nuclear family”—the parents…

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