Mamas, if you’ve ever wondered WHY it’s so freakin’ hard to get a teenager to listen to what you’re saying, this is for you. All my frustrating questions were answered when I spotted this article on the Fast Company website that talks about how neuroscientists have discovered that teenagers are biologically hard-wired to start tuning parents out when they hit the teen years.
But everything makes SO much more sense now. So the next time your teen has no idea that you were even talking to him or her, now you’ll understand why. Just try to remember the baby days when they cooed with delight at the sound of your voice.