The gift of being with your child in lockdown

by Bettina Hohnen & Clare Gates Introduction An unforeseen consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown is that many families are being forced into close proximity, working, playing and learning all at home. Parents may feel burned out after weeks of having to be everything for their kids. A neuroscientist might argue that the stress of lockdown […]

WHAT DO TEENS NEED FROM PARENTS AND TEACHERS?

Teenagers are a puzzle to parents and teachers and have been for generations. What has changed is that neuroscience and psychology research is helping us understand them so much better. The recently released book The Incredible Teenage Brain by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour and Tara Murphy unpacks this by offering an accessible account of this science. The […]

LAUNCHING THE INCREDIBLE TEENAGE BRAIN book

3, 2, 1. And we have lift off ….  On Thursday 7th November, in Regent’s Park, London we officially ‘launched’ our book The Incredible Teenage Brain to the world – well, to a room of parents, teachers, support workers, mental health professionals and child and family experts. We asked our guests to reflect on themselves as teens and […]