Peek Inside Your 15- or 16-year-old’s Brain

What is happening in your teen’s brain? Want to peek inside? Healthy 15 – 16 year olds may engage in some thrill seeking. Help them experience positive thrills  so they don’t have to find them through alcohol, drugs, or sex. Teens may be stressed about grades, relationships, or their appearance, but they’re also developing their sense of self and defining who they are as individuals. They go from know-it-all to unsure, from concrete thinking to abstract. Keep the lines of communication open and set safe boundaries so teens can process their problems and come up with solutions.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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