As a teenager, you experience a hand full of changes. It is common for you to feel like you’re being pulled in every direction to make a choice under pressure. The truth is, it is your life and although, you may want to make the best choice, it can be challenging.
Based on research,
the stage of their brain development, adolescents are more likely to:
- act on impulse
- misread or misinterpret social cues and emotions
- get into accidents of all kinds
- get involved in fights
- engage in dangerous or risky behavior
Adolescents are less likely to:
- think before they act
- pause to consider the consequences of their actions
- change their dangerous or inappropriate behaviors
Understanding teen decision-making begins with uncovering how the brain is changing during the adolescent years. At Star Point Counseling center, we can help you understand what stage of maturity you may be at and how parents can aid in influencing.