When learning about learning in adolescents, keep in mind what experts refer to as multiple intelligences. We know people are better at some things than others. You know if your teen is better at reading people or reading books, at reasoning with words or solving with numbers, at abstract reasoning in class or at bodily, spatial challenges out in the physical world. As a parent, don’t give up on what they’re less suited for; instead, teach the stuff that’s hard for them through what’s easy for them. If trigonometry is hard for a physical learner, go out and use trig to measure a real tree, not just an imagined one. If a people person gets lonely reading a novel, find a book club. Our multiple intelligences should not be isolated things but connected in cross-platform learning, a kind of firing on all cylinders.