For parents who are looking for an upside to cell phone use among your kids, look no further.
Throughout the world, adolescent brains develop in the same stepwise manner. This leads to a peak in risk-taking in the late teen years, well before good old rational decision making predominates (usually not until the mid-20s). So why, then, do some countries see more thrill-seeking teenagers than others?
I must have a very small parietal cortex...
Brain structure could predict risky behavior
Some people avoid risks at all costs, while others will put their wealth, health, and safety at risk without a thought. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that...Read More
It's hard to argue with a study of 40,000 families that measures happiness among tweens and teens. Here is evidence that when these kids treat their bodies better, they engage in fewer risk behaviors. What I find most amazing about this is that healthy nutrition and exercise choices become proxies for less drinking and smoking. Yet another reason to push the fresh fruits and veggies!