Hacking teen brains
The answer to an age-old question — what is going on inside a teenager’s head — is the subject of a free seminar in Napier tomorrow night.
Psychologist Melissa Viviers will be telling caregivers what they need to know to survive and thrive in the teenage years.
Titled 5 ways to Hack Your Teen’s Brain, the seminar has been organised by the William Colenso College Parents’ Association as a community service.
College principal Daniel Murfitt says Melissa is an effervescent speaker with a knack of communicating complex stuff in a way anybody could grasp.
Understanding the way teens’ brains developed would help all caregivers, including those with teens testing the boundaries and those wanting to support high-achieving students do their best, Daniel says.
The relaxed and informative evening would include include coffee, cake and a slot for questions from the audience.
Palmerston Northbased Melissa, a child psychology specialist, says caregivers would learn practical strategies to support positive teen development. Defiant and/ or challenging teen behaviours would also be discussed. Tickets to the free event are limited to 100 and can be secured by phoning the school office on 06 8310180.
■ 5 Ways to Hack Your Teen’s Brain free seminar, William Colenso College hall, Arnold Street, Napier. 7.30pm to 9pm, Thursday, September
13. Phone 06 8310180 to book.
William Colenso College principal Daniel Murfitt and psychologist Melissa Viviers invite caregivers to learn what makes their teens tick.