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Teen Brain Tipsheet

5 facts about the teen brain + 5 tips for parents

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Scripts for Parents: Understanding the Teen Brain

Use your understanding of the teen brain to improve communication about homework, stress, and rules.

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5 Facts About Teen Emotions

What you need to know about teen emotional development.

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Scripts for Parents – Teen Emotions

Scripts for talking to teens about their emotions and getting mental health services.

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Teen Emotions Tipsheet

5 tips to help teens navigate their emotions.

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Teen Identity Tipsheet

5 tips for parents to support teen identity development.

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5 Facts About Teen Identity Development

What you need to know about teen identity development.

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Scripts for Parents – Teen Identity

Respond to your teens with your unwavering presence and unconditional love.

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Teen Resilience Tipsheet

3 tips for parents on developing teens' resilience.

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5 Facts About Teen Resilience

What you need to know about building teens' resilience.

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Scripts for Parents — Teen Resilience

Scripts for parents to boost teen resilience.

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The Seven C’s Model of Resilience

Each “C” is a critical element of resilience that parents and others can support in adolescents.

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4 Facts About Curiosity and Intellectual Humility

What you need to know about nurturing curiosity and intellectual humility in young people.

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Curiosity and Intellectual Humility Tipsheet

4 tips for parents on nurturing curiosity and developing intellectual humility in teens.

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Scripts for Parents — Curiosity & Intellectual Humility

Scripts for parents to develop their teens' intellectual humility and curiosity.

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