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Inside the Teenage brain


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Drawing on research knowledge and experience, based on my interaction working the education sector —Shravan Shetty , offers a revolutionary look at the science of the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers.

Driven by the assumption that brain growth was pretty much complete by the time a child began kindergarten, scientists believed for years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one—only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.

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Inside the Teenage brain

  1. 1. Cognitive Thinking Errors @Teenage Know Yourself Better
  2. 2. # Black and white thinking: Parents /Teachers are awesome or awful(bad).
  3. 3. # All or nothing thinking. “If I you don’t let me do this, I will never be popular with my friends.” Over-generalized thinking. “Everyone else’s parents let them Emotional reasoning. If I feel something it must be true. “If I don’t get those new jeans, I will never fit in.”
  4. 4. # Imaginary Audience Syndrome Teenagers believe that everyone is watching and preoccupied with the smallest details of his or her life. “Everyone is going to notice this about me ; I can’t go to class /school like this.”
  5. 5. # Preoccupation with right and wrong; fairness. Teenagers have a long list of shoulds, oughts, and high expectations for others especially parents/Teachers . “I should be able to do what I want to , I am 15/16/17and that is mature/grown up.
  6. 6. # Present-orientated. • Focus is on short term, immediate gratification. “I need that new video game / dress / Jacket /T-Shirt /Phone today
  7. 7. # Egocentric thoughts; finding it difficult to focus on anyone else’s experience. “I do all the things for myself .I am in the hostel ! You never help out.” They are not aware (in this moment) that Parents go to work and pay the bills for a better and comfortable education and life .
  8. 8. # Serious miscalculations about adult wisdom; or the belief that adults know both more and less than they do. “They will never understand what I am going through, times are different”.