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Parenting teenagers

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Parenting teenagers podcast (PDF 149kb)

Psychologist Warren Cann talks with 3RRR radio host Jacinta Parsons about parenting your teenager. Warren discusses brain development and how it influences teenage behaviour. He talks about teenage social and emotional growth and some concepts you might be familiar with, like ‘mind reading’, ‘centre of the universe’, the ‘imaginary audience’ that makes teenagers more sensitive to others’ opinions, and a teenager’s personal sense of ‘uniqueness’.

Did you know that conflict is highest in the early years of adolescence? Knowing more about your teenager’s physical and other development stages can help you better understand behaviour during the teen years.

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  • Last updated or reviewed 18-06-2012
  • Acknowledgements Thanks to Jacinta Parsons and radio 3RRR’s Detour program for this audio podcast.

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