Teen Brains, Under Construction

Spurts in brain development may help account for changes in teen behavior.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM September 19, 2005

Even though adults were once teenagers, they often treat teens like they're from Mars. Many times, teens feel they'd fit in better on another planet.

The feelings are so widespread that bookstores are full of titles such as "Now I Know Why Tigers Eat Their Young: Surviving a New Generation of Teenagers" and "Help! My Family Is Driving Me Crazy: A Survival Guide for Teenagers."

Relationships matter a lot during the teen years, a time when teenage brains are changing rapidly.

Relationships matter a lot during the teen years, a time when teenage brains are changing rapidly.

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