Inside the Teenage Brain


New technologies are giving us an unprecendented view of the inner-workings of our brains. So this time on Kids These Days!, we’re talking about brain development during a child’s teenage years. Adolescence is a period of growth that is distinct – so just what is going on between the ears of your teenager? Adolescent development expert and author, Dr. Laurence Steinberg & UAA’s Dr. John Petraitis join us to discuss how your teen’s odd or risky behavior could be explained by normal adolescent brain development.

PLUS, we talk with motivational expert to the teens, Josh Shipp aka ‘The Teen Whisperer’; you tell us what you remember as the biggest risk you took as a teenager and, since we’re talking about teens, Dr. KTD tells us what accounts for that um, interesting teen smell.

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