America is Killing its Children
But Not How You Think
He was 18. At 18, we allow kids to enlist in the military, drink alcohol, and drive. They can also vote and buy a house. Eighteen is considered a magical age when children become adults. Theoretically, he was an adult. But here’s what recent brain research says about that:
It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in, at least not yet.
The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or…