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A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.

Inside The Mind of Teens and Tweens BAM Radio Network

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A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.

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3.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Flippyfish ,

Fail

The only person who will ever understand us are ourselves.
When I behave moody or whatever it's because I'm trying to accomplish a goal and recognize it as a possible course of action. It's true that there is different brain activity going on, but that's the screwed up version of evolution caused by human intervention.
Point is, why screw around with what's natural?

blaherestnoris ,

Not so great

I found that this podcast is generalizing, a lot. It's giving the message that all teens are like this or that. That's not true we are diferent people with diferent personalaties, diferent ways of solvibg are problems, and diferent methodalogies about life. This podcast says that if you do this or that you can change who we are or how we think, well guess what, you can't. Want some helpfully advise. If you try to mold us like clay we fight back, tell me would you be any diferent? We are who we are don't let us stray away from ourselves, other than that there's not much you can do. Sure we'll fight, but we both want two diferent things so it's bound to happen. For a time balance is nessasary, but eventuly you have to let us win, and that's where a lot of parents fall short. Hope this helped.

Basically Hopeful ,

Desperately Needed!

I'm the father of a teen, have many teen nephews and nieces and many friends with teen children. Once thing is clear, any credible insight any of us can get to help us understand what is going on inside the minds of teens and tweens will be very appreciated. Barely a week goes by when I don't hear about the travails of someone I know struggling with a teen. As for the comments posted here by teens. If there is one thing that is clear to me after listening to teens explain why they do or fail to do one thing or another, it's that the last person who understands the mind of a teen is a teen. It's fairly evident that "many" teens have neither the experience, knowledge nor wisdom to fully interpret their actions or the world around them. Not only do they not know, but worse the don't know that they don't know and worst of all they think they do know. I've yet to meet the teen who has said, "I understand that my brain is not fully developed and therefore I am not ready for dating, parties till 3am, to drive the family car or to freely watch anything that comes on TV or the Internet."

That said, we all were teens. I still remember being very sure that I had life and people pretty well figured out by the time I was 18. The attitudes and behaviors aren't knew. Been there, done that, read the book, saw the movie (300 times) bought the tee shirt, the cap and the secret encoder ring.

But perhaps we can get some new understanding on how to manage these challenging years which fortunately eventually pass.

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