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When you’re a teenager, so much is changing that it can be a weird, exciting and a sometimes scary time. Not only does the body change, the brain changes too. Teenagers are likely to experience a whole range of emotions during these years. We need all of these emotions; they help us make sense of the world around us. Some of these emotions can feel pretty intense. Sometimes that can be really exciting, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming too. This is a very normal part of teenage development.

If you’re teen is struggling with their emotions, there’s plenty of support available please contact your child’s coach to discuss this further.

Understanding a little about the basic science of the brain can help you cope with some of the things you might be feeling. Linked below is a short video that aims to give you a better understanding of the teenage brain. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zckbsk7

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