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.