Making Sense of Adolescence

Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting.  An adolescent is neither child nor adult and therein lies the turbulence, the confusion and the difficulty.  The challenge for parents is neither to treat teens as though they were children nor to retreat from them as though they were adults. In this presentation, we will highlight the significant changes that occur during adolescence, what nature’s purpose is for these changes, how to make sense of behaviour, and how parents can deepen attachment with their teens to help them mature into adulthood.