In my last post, I released statistics about violence among our tweens and teens. Some were discouraged by what they read as happening with our youth. It is troubling and difficult to comprehend this violence could be so widespread and recurring in a progressive country like ours.
We now know neuro-scientifically that a major transition in the brain occurs around age 13 in what is known as the tween years. It is a significant part of brain development because major rewiring occurs and continues until about age 25. This stage begins the tween’s journey towards adulthood. For parents who have been through this, we […]
April is Child Abuse Prevention month. As we understand more about children, we recognize the most significant child development occurs during the very young ages—including a child within the uterus of a pregnant woman. When we think of child abuse occurring, we seldom think about the very beginning, the critical prebirth developmental phase.