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The Parent’s Guide to the High School Brain

Parents of kids in high schools tend to share one common trait: they sometimes wonder who this new teenaged person is who replaced their sweet, younger child. Although most people attribute the bumps in the road that occur during the teenage years with hormonal changes, the real culprits are the changes in the brain. Watch this video to learn more.

The brain undergoes massive changes during the teenage years, as it grows stronger and more adept for adulthood. These changes, along with hormonal changes, can create the angst and moodiness that parents associated with the teenage years, but once high school ends and kids grow up, the changes stabilize and adolescent behavior does too.

At Orinda Academy, our private high school is designed to encourage success in teens with an engaging curriculum and small class sizes that cater to different learning styles. Find out how our private school in Orinda can help your teen achieve by calling (925) 478-4504.