Parenting an adolescent can be one of the most challenging dynamics of parenthood. Hallmarked by an increasing need for independence, social connection, and risk-taking, the teen years can also be a confusing time for parents. Who is my child becoming? What is responsible for these changes? How can I support them in meaningful ways?
Based on Dr. Dan Siegel’s Brainstorm approach to adolescence, this workshop will guide you through parenting approaches that promote neural integration, support your child’s growth and development, and will help uncover how we, as parents, can tap into the power of our own adolescence to lead more meaningful adult lives and deepen connections with our teen children.
Big Changes Behind the Scenes:
Hormones tend to get all the “credit” for the fluctuations you may notice in your child’s behaviors and emotions, but many of the crucial processes that take place during this time period are actually related to monumental brain changes! Behind the scenes, an intense and critical remodeling of the brain takes place in adolescence; marking a period of development that helps teens figure out who they are in the world, discover their passions, and begin the deep process of “specializing” who they are.
Led by Sarah Temel, MSEd, LPC, this workshop will share key information and insight from Dr. Dan Siegel’s in-depth works on the developing adolescent mind. Parents can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the neurological, social, and emotional changes that take place during this period of life marked by rapid growth, and leave with an answer to the question: How can I support the healthy development of my child’s brain and promote their wellbeing?