Episode 66: Scott Schimmel on The Critical Shifts in Adolescence

Adolescents undergo significant shifts as they transition into adulthood, including physical, cognitive, and emotional changes. These changes include the development of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for decision-making and impulse control, as well as an increased focus on social relationships and identity formation. Understanding these shifts is crucial for parents, educators, and mental health professionals who work with adolescents, as it can help them provide appropriate support and guidance during this critical period of development. Additionally, recognizing the challenges and opportunities that come with adolescence can help individuals make informed decisions that set them on a path towards a healthy and fulfilling adulthood. In this episode, Scott dives into the big shifts every kid goes through and how being aware of them can be an important piece to helping them grow up to become happy and healthy.


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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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