Understanding the teenage brain: how parents can avoid arguments and temper tantrums

The brain is the last human organ to develop fully, but only recently has science established that it isn’t fully grown until a person reaches about 30 years of age.This helps to explain why behaviour during the teenage years – when an adolescent body is also exploding with hormonal changes – may sometimes be erratic, apparently unreasonable and often frustrating. The fact is their brains are trying to keep up with the rest of their bodies.Philip Watkins, an Australian-trained, Hong Kong-based…

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