A new study suggests that teens may cope with stress better when they're around peers, rather than adults.
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All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
A new study finds that focusing on the group as a teen predicts better health as an adult.
Articles: How Does Spirituality Grow in Children?By Diana Divecha | August 21, 2015
A new book explores how to raise children with a sense of awe and transcendence. But does the evidence back up its claims?
Articles: Making Teens More MindfulBy Jill Suttie | July 6, 2015
A new book aimed at teens tries to introduce them to mindfulness and help apply it to their lives.
Articles: How to Help Teens Find PurposeBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
Two new studies investigate self-compassion in adolescents.
Articles: The Teenage OpportunityBy Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014
A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
Articles: Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You?By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2014
A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Seek Novelty and DangerBy Daniel Siegel | July 25, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Turn from Parents to PeersBy Daniel Siegel | July 23, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.
Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage BrainBy Daniel Siegel | July 22, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Articles: A Journey into the Teenage BrainBy Diana Divecha | January 27, 2014
Daniel Siegel's new book reveals the "power and purpose" of the adolescent brain.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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