Truth to the phrase "pull your head out"?

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Like most parents, you probably have wanted to tell your teen to "pull their head out" a time or two. Well, neuroscientists have identified damaging affects of maintaining an activated cognitive response to perceived perpetual drama. The central nervous system activates the fight or flight response, controlled by the amygdala. The overload to the system is the same regardless of whether its a real or perceived threat. The brain becomes 'stuck', forming an habitual response from virtually any perceived threat; social media drama, video games, pop quiz, political agendas, or toxic environment. It interferes with the brain's ability to process effectively in crucial areas, such as problem solving, listening, reasoning, concentrating, forming trust or building relationships. Sound familiar? Let us help your teen get out of that destructive cycle, and 'pull their head out'!

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