Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Do you really think teens are irresponsible?
The behavior that teenagers show is the result of neurobiology. It isn’t the result of raging hormones or defiance according to the research on teen developmental stage. I believe that this is true because when I make a decision it is based on my first thought. Also, when I don’t listen to my parents that’s not what I was planning to do, but that’s how it goes. It was also researched that teen brains aren’t developed like adults older than the age 21. Therefore, we can’t make wise decisions like older people would like us to. I hear a lot of times parents saying, “use your brain,” but we are using our brains the way we can!
However, just because some teens do make decisions that aren’t wise doesn’t mean that older people have to use that against us. Although teen brains aren’t fully developed, you shouldn’t use that as an excuse to act out of pure defiance! We are not being irresponsible!