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“Q: How Can I Teach Empathy to My 15-Year-Old?”

intense emotional development and maturation. Teens experience emotional highs and lows as their bodies change, as they develop a sense of self, and as they increasingly focus on their personal relationships.

These changes rarely come easily or smoothly.2. ADHD complicates emotional development and social skills in teens.

The prefrontal cortex, which is implicated in emotions, takes longer to develop in ADHD brains. Your 15-year-old, therefore, may act more like a 12-year-old sometimes in terms of emotional development and regulation.

This difference can make for a challenging, confusing experience for your teen when navigating social, academic, and family demands. They may compare themselves negatively to their peers as they navigate these

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