Teenage brain with audio chantilly hs

441 views
327 views

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
441
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
10
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Teenage brain with audio chantilly hs

  1. 1. The Teenage Brain<br />Neil McNerney, LPC<br />Parent Consultant, Speaker<br />Licensed Professional Counselor<br />www.neilmcnerney.com<br />
  2. 2. What We Used To Think<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Brain Under Construction<br />
  5. 5. “Synaptic Refinement”<br />
  6. 6. Branching & Pruning<br />
  7. 7. Brain Matures Back-To-Front<br />
  8. 8. Instant Gratification<br />
  9. 9. Poor Planning - Procrastination<br />
  10. 10. Poor Planning – Cause and Effect<br />
  11. 11. Risk Taking Behaviors<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Adult Brain Is Active Here<br />100% Correct<br />Teenage Brain Is Active Here<br />50% Correct<br />
  14. 14. What Does This Mean?Your teen might misinterpret you…a lot!<br />
  15. 15. Will Power<br />
  16. 16. Radishes vs. Fresh Baked Cookies<br />Walk down the hallway<br />Attempt an unsolvable problem<br />Cookie eaters spent 3x more time on trying to answer the problem.<br />2 digit number (24) or 7 digit number (352-9002)<br />Walk down the hallway<br />Chocolate cake or fruit salad<br />2x as many seven digit subjects chose chocolate cake!<br />
  17. 17. What To Do<br />
  18. 18. Expecting Behaviors vs. Tolerating Behaviors<br />
  19. 19. What To Expect<br />Disrespect<br />Mood Shifts<br />Risky Behaviors<br /><ul><li>Less than optimal planning and judgment
  20. 20. Minimal consideration of negative consequences
  21. 21. Trouble with Delayed Gratification</li></li></ul><li>What To Tolerate<br />Disrespect<br />Difficulty with mood tracking<br />Mood Changes<br />Small Academic Ups and Downs<br />Friendship Changes<br />
  22. 22. What To NOT Tolerate<br />Alcohol<br />Drugs<br />Illegal Behavior<br />Significant Defiance<br />
  23. 23. What To Do<br />Stay Calm<br />Stay Calm<br />Decide: Do I Tolerate or Act?<br />Am I acting from my anxiety or from my principles?<br />
  24. 24. Recommended Reading<br />HomeWork<br />A Parent’s Guide To <br />Helping Out<br />- - Without - - <br />Freaking Out!<br />A Simple Step-by-Step Parenting Process to Increase Achievement and Decrease Conflict<br />Neil McNerney, M.Ed., LPC<br />
  25. 25. February 16, 2011“Homework”A Parents Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out!<br />

×