The Growth and Development of a Teenager’s Brain

“The idea that parenting teenagers is difficult is well-known, but less discussed is how their growth and development of the a teenager’s brain results in causing them to exercise different judgement than they later will as an adult. Knowing about the overall development of the brain as a teen grows and develops can inform parents about providing what their children need while traveling toward adulthood.” Kim John Payne

See screenshots below of the progression of a child’s brain from age 4 through age 21.

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