How Teens Make Decisions

Want to know how to help your teens make solid decisions? It starts by understanding the teen brain. It’s growing during adolescence, but the emotional centers in the brain develop faster than the decision-making centers. Your teen will test you and struggle to expand limits, and that’s actually a good thing. This is a time to explore and take chances so our super-learners can gain new knowledge. Encourage your teen to channel that brain growth into new experiences, activities, and places. Give some boundaries and ask them, “What’s the best that can happen?” and see what they do.

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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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