Adolescent Brains and Lives

I define adolescence as being "special" in two ways: state of brain (biological) and stage of life (social and external). Young people must grow from protected, dependent children into unprotected, independent adults. It's a positive stage - really!

In this section, adults and teenagers can find all the detail, including peer pressure and risk-taking, sleep and emotional changes, exam pressure and the effects of stress on learning and how to be "Positively Teenage".

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Adolescent brains and lives