Not Understanding Your Teenagers?

Your Not Alone!!

Not Mature Enough

  • In an area of the brain called the pre-frontal cortex, the brain appeared to be growing again just before puberty.
  • As the pre-frontal cortex matures, teenagers can reason better, develop more control over impulses and make judgments better. In fact, this part of the brain has been dubbed "the area of sober second thought."
  • For instance, even though the brain of a teenager between 13 and 18 is maturing, they are losing 1 percent of their gray matter every year.