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Parent Education

Castro Valley Adult & Career Education works closely with our school district to provide parent / guardian education that is aligned to family needs.  Please check back regularly for our most up-to-date Parent Education offerings, which are listed alphabetically if you click "Register Now".
The Teen Brain

One of the most turbulent periods in brain development occurs during adolescence. The teen brain actually functions very differently from the adult brain.  Certain kinds of thinking, such as

decision-making, actually happen in different parts of the brain for adolescents and adults. 
Understanding these complex changes can not only help calm the rough seas of the teen years, but also provide your teen with critical support and understanding that will promote better decision-making, better mental health, and better outcomes at school. 
Come find out the important ways in which the teen brain is developing. Identify behaviors and attitudes that are influenced by these changes. Then learn to offer constructive strategies for establishing a better understanding of and communication with your amazing teen.