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The Teen Brain “Shuts Down” When It Hears Mom’s Criticism | WIRED

It will be a while yet until these problems are ones I have deal with,but an interesting finding non the less and helps me reflect on my teenage years…

These caveats and cautions aside, the researchers conclude with the bold claim that their results offer clues to better parenting: “Parents may benefit from understanding that when they criticize their adolescents, adolescents may experience strong negative emotional reaction, may have difficulty cognitively controlling this emotion and may also find it challenging to understand the parent’s perspective or mental state.” I think we knew that, but now we know it neuroscientifically. Bonus.