I talked about the big changes going on in the pre-frontal cortex (PFC), the last area of the brain to wire for basic functioning, which is “under construction” during the entire period of adolescence. We talked about the potential near-term and long-term consequences of this brain development, and what parents (and other adults) can do to coach teens to think for themselves, to wire the PFC as extensively as possible. It was a most interesting conversation, definitely worth a listen.
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