5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do – Mental Floss

All teenagers take stupid risks that they one day look back on and wonder what the heck they were thinking. But studies have found it is not because teens aren’t thinking about the risks involved—it’s because they think about them longer than adults.

Adding friends to the mix makes it even harder for teens to avoid taking risks. Adults wonder why their kids’ friends can influence them so much. That’s because once you are an adult, your brain has quite literally grown out of it.

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