Adolescents - Independence on Steroids

Dr Jenny Brown
May 23, 2023

The Parent Hope Podcast: Ep 4

Parenting changes as children grow and getting into the teen years requires adjustment in the way you relate for the benefit of the child. Dr Jenny Brown gives examples for parents to gain personal growth to get out of unhelpful patterns.

"Adolescents present unique challenges for parents. For example, the reactive push for independence can be triggering for parents. In this podcast, Jenny reveals how parent efforts to correct behaviours can inadvertently reinforce a conflict cycle that can fuel a teen's physiological reward system: (sensation seeking). An overview of adolescent brain development makes sense of this reward system."

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