Brain Development of Maturity

By: Courtney Jones

PARENTS! Why has your child been acting up?

Significant changes in brain anatomy and activity are still taking place during young adulthood, especially in prefrontal regions that are important for planning ahead, anticipating the future consequences of one’s decisions, controlling impulses, and comparing risk and reward. different brain regions and systems mature along different timetables. There is no single age at which the adolescent brain becomes an adult brain.

Is youre child immature?

16-year-olds are just as competent as adults when it comes to granting informed medical consent, but still immature in ways that diminish their criminal responsibility, as the Supreme Court has noted in several recent cases. The brain matures, until about age 21 or 22.
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Maturity for your childs age?

Your child isnt done growing until 20-21 and the more youre brain developes the more mature you become...

The Development

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby's development. A newborn's brain is about 25 percent of its approximate adult weight. But by age 3, it has grown dramatically by producing billions of cells and hundreds of trillions of connections, or synapses, between these cells. In this section you will learn about the many ways parents and caregivers can help children get off to a good start and establish healthy patterns for life-long learning.