The teenage brain goes through huge changes – some not particularly conducive to serious studying – at a time when schoolwork and results can be very important. It can be really challenging as a parent to keep your teenager on track at school, and still allow them to explore and develop their independence and maturity. Understanding what teenage brains are going through can be enormously helpful for parents to be able to keep things in perspective and deal with new behaviours – such as anger and risk-taking in a more constructive way.
Furthermore teenagers these days do a lot more online that we did at their age. It’s a good idea as a parent to know enough to know your child is going to be safe online – our experts give you top tips here.