How Does the Teen Brain Work?

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The teenage years are a major time of transition for the brain. Although teens start to look more like adults than children, their brains are still very different from that of an adult. In fact, the brain does not fully look like an adult’s until the early 20s. Teens often act very differently than adults


How Do Children Think?

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A child’s brain is very different than an adult’s, and is constantly changing. Studies have shown that the brain grows in spurts. The first occurs before a child is born, the second is between the ages of one and two, the third between the ages of two and four, the fourth between ages eight and


Health Benefits of Sleep for Teens and Children

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Teenagers and children need a great deal of sleep but many get far less than the recommended amount. Leading scientists say that teens and children need about 9-10 hours of sleep each night, which is more than the recommended amount of 7-8 hours per night for adults. This lack of sleep can be very harmful