Peek Inside Your 17 to 21-year-old’s Brain

What is happening in your teen’s brain? Want to peek inside? Healthy 17 – 21 year olds may be putting the brakes on risk-taking and applying their energy to planning ahead. Individual relationships grow in importance over the larger peer group, and attaining future goals––like getting into college or getting a job––become a priority. We’re not saying that it’s all smooth sailing; that teen brain keeps developing through their mid-20s. But you’re moving into a new stage of guidance. They’ll learn from their mistakes and get experience with decision-making, all within the safe boundaries you provide.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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