October 17, 2019 3:15 pm
In this scene, UC Berkeley expert Ronald Dahl, MD explains how the developing adolescent brain and puberty not only affects the child physically, but emotionally and psychologically too. Puberty changes the way the world perceives that person. Adolescents who are beginning puberty, now at earlier ages between the ages of 9-13, experience a trauma that amplifies their reactions to life. During this complicated time, they are learning how to navigate social situations, maturing physically and mentally. Allowing young people to learn from their mistakes, rather than solely process punishment, can change their experience of maturation to a positive one.