Develop gross motor and fine motor skills. Social development includes language, reading, speaking, and interacting. Remember Romanian orphanage and Gould’s work about being caged!Do it at eye level and do it repetitively.
Here are some tips. Remember toys are their work! Well designed playgrounds. Toys for imaginative play. Toys for choice making. Toys for music making. Activities for natural highs. Limit television.
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I am a sport medicine physician.
Quick learners.Creative.Energetic.Fun-loving.Fair minded.Talented.Adventurous. But most of all you are caring.
The unique teen brain
Prefrontal cortexIf we were really using it would this happen?
Reward vs. Consequences
Hormones complicate everything! Who do you want to be with? Hormones influence thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.
Hormones change perception
What functions does the cerebellum have? Cerebellum-Coordinates everything!
Cerebellum is not just muscle memory but also coordinates the ability to change your mind and maneuver your thoughts.
Teens produce theirs’ later in the day.Result: go to bed later, wake up later.Teens needed to take risks: leaving home or the “tribe” to explore and find new homes/territories.Teens are social to interact with their peers as they will be the ones to run society when they are adults. Teens brains are not quite as fast at processing information as adults but are faster at learning due to delayed myelination of neurons.
So how old are these guys?They are my peers, not yours!Anthony Kiedis born 1962Flea born 1962
Generate as many commonstereotypes of teen behavioryou can in 1 minute. Then QuicklyDivide into3Discussion groups.
Recall the article “Self-fulfilling Stereotypes.”Which of the stereotypes you listed do you think areactually true of you?Is there a way for you to change how a person may thinkabout you?… thenempowerwrite!
My friends, who arephysicians, think I amcrazy to want to cometo work with teenagerseveryday!Take a look at the grafitti once again.What are some of the more positive stereotypesof teens listed?
So… are my friends correct?Please be kind in your response!
New perceptions form whensex hormones enter thescene.Learning how to navigate newfeelings.Desire to be with peers.Flurry of growth in thecerebellum.Melatonin production clockchanges.Reward system developsbefore the prefrontal cortexdevelops.Thickening of the prefrontalcortex, flurry of growth ofthese neurons.Takes time to “wire them up.”
New perceptions require new learning.What is appropriate vs. what is not.Again consider the role of the prefrontal cortexand the reward/consequence concept.Maturation process involves some trial and error.Desire to be with peers. (like-minded)
Recall 2 things & learn 2 things!Melatonin, a hormone thatbrings on sleep.
So we have learned a little about teen brains what aboutyour brain?How has the environment and genetics shaped yourbrain?You all have fairly similar backgrounds andexperiences, shouldn’t you all have the same brains?… thenempowerwrite!