The teenage years are not only challenging because of the life transitions they are experiencing, but also the brain transitions that occur between ages 12-24 years. Understanding how the brain is shifting can assist parents, caregivers, and teachers in being more empathetic to teens and adapting to meet them where they are at. This deep understanding is the foundation of the Pause for Students workshop offered by Partners In Transformation. See the article linked below for more information on the teen brain

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