The ESSENCE of Adolescence

Relationships: What’s going on in our kids brains during their adolescence?

In this video I explain the ESSENCE of adolescence

ES: Emotional Spark – those intense feelings, the drama, the rollercoasters

SE: Social Engagement – the want to be with their peers and find their own tribe, moving away from relying on their parents to get their emotional needs met.

N: Novelty – ahhh the risk seeking, the need for a BIG dopamine rush to drag them out of boredom.

CE: Creative Expression – they have fresh eyes and a new perspective as they experience the world for the first time and this brings great creativity in all it’s forms.