The research team showed images of fearful, happy and calm faces to children, teens and adults while monitoring the activity of the amygdala, a key player in the emotional reactions of the limbic system. Help and support There are many organisations that offer emotional support and practical advice. A teenage girl is a force of nature, with emotions so powerful they shock even her.
Critical period of development
But as their brains respond more strongly to stress than adult brains, they have to learn to put what they see and do in the games into perspective. Parenting a Work in Progress Rowman and Littlefield, My child loves playing video games.