Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Brains continue to develop into the mid 20’s

Although this seems to be true...
I think the important thing to remember is that it is likely that brain development could be described as a progression with a slowing curve rather than a switch. You mature gradually and should be given respect befitting your age as well as be expected to show a similar amount of responsibility.  I think we are not giving young people the respect and responsibility that they deserve and crave and then suddenly we snap our fingers and ask them to be completely mature. That’s a tough thing to ask of them.

We should not use this science as an excuse to treat young adults as kids or let them use it as an excuse to act like children. 

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