Teenager? Parent of a teenager? Somehow teen-adjacent?
Read this piece by Richard Friedman, super-fancy clinical psychologist, in the NYT about relative development in discreet regions of the young brain and feel the lightbulb come on over your heads.
God fucking damn I wish someone had told me this shit 20 years ago.
Explains so much I can't even tell you. Just read the darn thing.
image gary panter for the NYT