Growing up, do you remember counting down the days until your 18th birthday?
For many of us, 18 meant adulthood and, most importantly, freedom from the rules and restrictions that often come along with adolescence . . .
. . . rules meant to protect teenagers from what we might think of as risky or impulsive behavior.
According to Dan Siegel, MD, these behaviors may have to do with the structure of the teenage brain.
In this video, he explains one fundamental change that happens in the brain during adolescence, and why it may hold the key to understanding the “recklessness of youth”.
I hope you’ll check it out.
A lot of the risks that teenagers often take have a lot to do with their brain.
To learn more about the neurobiology of the teenage brain just click here.
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