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Parent your teens with less stress

When dealing with our teenagers it often feels like they see the world very differently from us. A common feature for many of them is their frequent mood swings. We used to think that teens respond differently to the world because of hormones, or attitude, or because they simply need independence. A recent study has shown that this has to do with how teens and adults process emotion and the parts of the brain involved. Teenagers rely on the amygdala or primitive brain, while adults use the pre-frontal cortex or rational brain. The amygdala, known for the fight or flight response and gut reactions, is responsible for highly charged emotions. As they mature and enter adulthood, the study showe