Did you know that a child's reward center in the brain lights up when they hear their Mom's voice? But- when they become teenagers.....it's a different story.
They start tuning out!
Why's that? According to a study, around the age of 13, a teen's brain starts lighting up at the sound of voices within their social circle. Yep- the brain actually changes as our kids are becoming young adults and gaining their independence! A.K.A. -Hangin' with friends.
The good news? It's not your child's choice. Just the way it is!