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Nurturing Your Teenager’s Brain Development

Nurturing Your Teenager’s Brain Development

What's happening as an adolescent child matures toward adulthood is complicated, so it's important to know what's going on. But when parents are given insightful information, their first question is: What should I do about it? In this post I share a guest article from...

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Teen Brain Development Really Is a Race Against Time

Teen Brain Development Really Is a Race Against Time

As you may have noticed throughout your life, not every child grows up smart. In this brief article, some straight talk about adolescent brain development. Each area of a child's growing brain has a sensitive window for development. For the kind of adult-level...

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Why ‘Grow a Smarter Brain’ Is Not a Metaphor

Why ‘Grow a Smarter Brain’ Is Not a Metaphor

As you may have heard, my new book, How Your Teen Can Grow a Smarter Brain, is now available on Amazon. Several people have commented on the title, that "growing a smarter brain" is a clever metaphor for the process of building vital thinking skills. I continue this...

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Video Game Addiction and Brain Damage

Video Game Addiction and Brain Damage

My doctor asked me if I drink alcohol. I told her I usually have a glass of red wine with dinner and another glass later. She said, "That's probably OK. The research says red wine has a number of health benefits. Men can drink up to two glasses of red wine each day,...

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The Teen Brain – 3 Big Mistakes Adults Make

The Teen Brain – 3 Big Mistakes Adults Make

About the teen brain, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news. Nearly every adult I talk to these days has heard about the teen brain. Fifteen years ago, this was not the case. At the turn of the century, the fact that the prefrontal cortex (PFC)...

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Video Game Addiction & Child Development

Video Game Addiction & Child Development

How could viewing over 25 paintings by early San Antonio artist Julian Onderdonk make me think of video game addiction? It happened. The San Antonio Museum of Art recently featured the collection of Onderdonk, an American impressionist painter who died in 1922 at the...

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