Brain Growth

Judgment Call: Maturity, Emotions and the Teenage Brain

By |March 23rd, 2015|

What color is the dress?
This question has been asked countless times in the […]

Is your teen’s bedroom a disaster area?

By |February 2nd, 2015|

We’re still talking about messy rooms! Send us a picture of your teen’s […]

Parenthetical’s Top 10 Posts of 2014

By |December 29th, 2014|

As 2014 winds down, we are feeling especially grateful for all the thoughtful […]

Laura Kastner on Helping Teens Learn from Mistakes

By |September 1st, 2014|

Dr. Laura Kastner is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences […]

Teens are Risk Junkies

By |June 22nd, 2014|

It probably won’t take much to recall a time when we (as teens) […]

The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

By |March 24th, 2014|

“How is impulsive and oblivious teenage behavior connected to their brain growth and […]

Motivating son to put more effort into school work

By |December 23rd, 2013|

My 15 year old son’s grades have steadily been declining throughout his freshman […]

What IS going on in that head of his?

By |November 18th, 2013|


One hallmark of being a parent of a teen is the number of […]

The Absent Minded Teen: “Someone stole part of my kid’s brain”

By |May 6th, 2013|

Until fairly recently, it was generally believed that that the brain was pretty much done growing by adolescence. However, twenty-first century technology has allowed scientists to make an amazing and somewhat startling discovery. The brain grows just as much during adolescence as it did during early childhood.