School Psych Corner: Judgement Call – Maturity, Emotions and the Teenage Brain

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By Guest Blogger:  Amy Williams


Working day in and day out with a primarily teenage crowd can be a bit of a daunting task. Throughout the school system there are countless positions, situations, and jobs, which call for an understanding between an adult (usually an authority figure) and a teenage pupil.

Communicating with teenagers as an adult can sometimes require a combination of patience and know-how. While there is no one trick for this, there is certainly a required understanding of what sets us apart not only emotionally, but also biologically from the younger populace. Maturity does not simply come from experiences; it can happen over time as well.

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