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,...
Empathizing With People Who Are Different From You

Empathizing With People Who Are Different From You

  People often say they find it easier to empathize with individuals with whom they share a history or religion or culture or occupation than with individuals with whom they feel they have little in common. At first blush it makes sense; you figure you can more...
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...