Adolescent Brain Research is Being Hijacked by Our Cultural Narrative Surrounding Adolescence

Adolescent Brain Research is Being Hijacked by Our Cultural Narrative Surrounding Adolescence

 Recent advances in brain research have confirmed for us that there are qualitative differences between the brain of an adolescent and that of an adult, impacting the way adolescents remember, think, reason, focus attention, make decisions, and relate. Dan Siegel,...
Building Rapport with Your Teenage Therapy Clients  How do you get it? How do you know when you have it?

Building Rapport with Your Teenage Therapy Clients How do you get it? How do you know when you have it?

When we first learned about therapy and the importance of a good therapeutic alliance, our attention was directed toward a small but unwavering group of principles that were understood to be critical in fostering this kind of connection. We were taught to demonstrate...
The Difference Between Having ADHD and Being Rude

The Difference Between Having ADHD and Being Rude

Is this what it feels like to you when you ask your ADHD son to complete his chores? “I don’t really get after him when he doesn’t listen to me because he’s got ADHD…” the parent of an inattentive 11 yr old explains, forgetting to make the distinction between...