The Pros and Cons of Caffeine Consumption in Teens
A UNC pediatrician addresses why it’s important for teens to limit caffeine use.
How to Talk to Your Teen About Unhealthy Behaviors
Around age 11, children experience a major growth of neurons, or brain cells, that shifts which parts of the brain dominate behavior and decision-making. At this time, the prefrontal cortex, which controls behavior and decision-making, is growing but not yet mature, while the limbic system, which controls fear and pleasure, is becoming the most active…