Teenager-Sized Emotions

David Bowie sang, “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.” The part of the brain that processes emotions is rapidly developing during adolescence, which is why your teenager is feeling things in a big way. Not to blow your mind, but their brain is also trying to take in as much new information as possible, turning teens into experimenters to maximize the experiences they can fit into this period of growth. Wow. Next time you start to think your teen is being dramatic, step back and marvel at human development. That is a brain that is going to do amazing things in this world.

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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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