I think it’s time to cut teens some slack

You may not realize why teenagers do stupid things, however, after raising plenty of them, I’ve learned it’s not their fault. A teenager’s brain isn’t finished developing till way after the 20th birthday. I suppose this means that we should cut some slack. The part of the dorsal lateral pre-frontal cortex takes a while to develop the roll it plays.

It is the part of the brain that deals with decision making, in problem solving and the critical side of this is that a teenager doesn’t really comprehend the future consequences of their actions till the brain is matured. This explains why parents shake their head when teenagers do stupid things.

Although we would like to think that a teenager hears and understands what we say, the truth is they don’t. They actually can’t comprehend all the information we’ve handed them. Teenagers can enjoy food just about anywhere and have fun.