3 doctors weighed in:

Is it typical for teenagers to have selective memory problems?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Selective attention

But it is typical for teenagers to select what they attend to in the first place and what they choose to tell adults about.
Teens today are frequently multitasking which divides their attention between many things and decreases the likelihood they will be able to give any one thing/person their full attention or memory capacity. Eliminate distractions and see what happens.

In brief: Selective attention

But it is typical for teenagers to select what they attend to in the first place and what they choose to tell adults about.
Teens today are frequently multitasking which divides their attention between many things and decreases the likelihood they will be able to give any one thing/person their full attention or memory capacity. Eliminate distractions and see what happens.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors