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Why are teens so different from adults?
We all know that teenage years can be hard. But now there's physical evidence for why teens sometimes act so different. A recent op-ed in the NY Times explains that the way that young adult brains develop and grow makes them more prone to anxiety, depression and risk-taking.
Are you the parent of a teenager? How does your teen work through anxiety, fear, and risks? If you're a teen, what makes you anxious? What kinds of conflicts have you experienced that could be attributed to irrational behavior?
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