Wall Street Journal article by Sue Shellenbarger lays out helpful age-by-age guide to understanding teen behavior patterns and ways that adults can best support them.

“…Tweens can actually slip backward in some basic skills…”

“…Teens at age 16, who had affectionate moms when they were 12, ​showed brain changes linked to lower rates of sadness and anxiety and greater self-control…”

“…At about this time, teens’ response to stress goes haywire, sparking more door-slamming and tears. The impact of social stress is peaking around this time.”