Is teenage rebellion healthy?
Teenage rebellion can be virtuous — even wholesome — depending on the situation. A new study out today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that teenagers make wiser choices if they are encouraged to reimagine healthy behavior as an act of defiance.
Is 13 considered a teenager?
A teenager, or teen, is a person who falls within the ages of 13 to 19 years old. The word “teenager” is often associated with adolescence. In the United States, children and young teens from the ages 11–14 go to middle school, while teenagers from the ages of 14–18 typically go to high school. …
Why are teenage brains so hard to understand?
Advanced brain imaging has revealed that the teenage brain has lots of plasticity, which means it can change, adapt and respond to its environment. It’s why risk-taking and impulsive behavior are more common among teens and young adults. “This is why peer pressure rules at this time of life,” says Jensen.