The Teenage Brain: Multitasking and Screen Addiction

As anyone who has once been a teenager or is in the process of raising teens can agree, multitasking and learning go hand in hand when it comes to trying to be successful in all aspects of teenage life. Teens swear that by multitasking they are getting more done and it helps them focus. But we have all heard the arguments from scientists and researchers; to work efficiently we must focus on a single task – which means no multi-tasking!

But in the end, both teens and parents give in to temptation and end up multitasking. Its so common that it is hard to recognize that you or your teens are doing it: we have our phone open to our emails on our lunch “break,” we have our laptop open while we are watching TV, and most commonly teens have music or the TV on while they are supposed to be

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