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Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

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October 18th 2012:How to Empower the Developing Teen Brain

Fascinating new research about the brain of teenagers has changed what brain scientists and educators used to assume about the subject. If you have ever parented, mentored or taught a teen, you know this is probably the most perplexing challenge you’ll ever face. Why do they act the way they do? The research reveals not only insights on the peculiar behavior of teens, but also illuminates what happens to their brains as they become adults. The long-term consequences are enormous, and if parents understood what’s happening, they could help give their child a superior mind. What can a parent d

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Dennis Coates

Dr. Dennis Coates has passionately studied the brain for 25 years – how it develops and how it learns. He has created an online system, called “Strong for Parenting,” which helps parents avoid conflict and failed communication with their teen. A similar system, called “Strong for Success,” helps teens and young adults develop themselves for the next phase of their lives—whether college or a career—ready to be a strong contributor. This led him to write two story-based books of advice for young teens: Conversations with the Wise Uncle (for boys) and Conversations with the Wise Aunt (for girls). Dr. Dennis Coates offers advice in his blog How to Raise a Teenager, and he recently published an
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