Achievement and Motivation in Adolescence - Dr. Vicki Khatib Brown

We all know and agree that adolescents can be frustrating. Most of us understand that the teen's life is shaped by factors such as family, friends, school etc.  But there are also powerful neurological issues at  play. Neuroscience has made great strides in shedding light on the changes occurring in the teen's brain and why they behave the way they do. Scientists are seeing that the teen years are a time of significant changes in the activity, anatomy and neurochemistry of the brain.

In this class, we will take time to observe that the adolescents who live with praise learn to stand alone and lead their parade, even if it’s raining. But if they are spoiled with indulgence and permissiveness, they grow up full of compromise and greed. If they are given challenges and responsibilities, they grow up with values and goals. When they live with love and are covered in God’s Love, they will grow up thinking they were born to fly.