Brain Development

Brain Development and Executive Function

Why don’t kids listen the first time? It has to do with brain development, which isn’t actually complete until age 25!

“I’VE TOLD YOU A MILLION TIMES! WHY HAVEN’T YOU DONE IT YET?” SOUND FAMILIAR IN YOUR HOUSE? YOUR KIDS AREN’T DISRESPECTING YOU; THEIR BRAINS ARE STILL DEVELOPING—UNTIL AGE 25, ACTUALLY!”

As long as teenagers are social, eating and sleeping well, and working towards the fulfillment of their plan (for most, good grades leading to college), then I’m happy and their parents should be happy, too. If, on the other hand, they are withdrawn or acting out, not eating or sleeping regularly, or are letting their grades or dreams pass them by, then I encourage the parents to sound the alarm and get some help. – Dr. Garner More info