Sleep and the Teenage Brain – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/07/17/sleep-and-the-teenage-brain/

Click on the link for Maria’s excellent article on sleep needs in teenagers, how these have developmental meanings (rather than moral meanings, as our culture tends to ascribe), and the consequences of ignoring this. Important read, especially if you have a teenage (or pre-teenage) child, or if you work with that age group.

Ultimately this comes back to the importance – in the context of a person’s behaviour – of making an approach towards understanding that person’s experience from the inside. Obviously we can never see through another’s eyes. What we can do – from a place of love and presence – is seek an understanding of how another’s world looks and feels to them, and thus to how they inhabit it. And that becomes our path towards truly seeing each other, and meeting in an enhancing way.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

 

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