Would teens mature faster if they were expected to act like adults earlier?

Sidney - posted on 11/24/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )




I have both of Dr. Robert Epstein's books The Case Against Adolescence and the updated version, teen 2.0. They basically suggest that young people are overly restricted and that "adolescence" is an unnecessary stage of life. The book brings up how in previous times it was common for people to marry young.

However, I hear many people say how they thought they were mature at 13, but later they realize they actually weren't. Did people in the past who married young regret it later?

There were claims that the brain is not fully developed till 25. Dr. Robert Epstein says it's because most people are dependent on their parents till 25.

Quote from a website.
" My experience with my own kids as they grew up was that they steadily made more and more responsible decisions. But every once in a while, they would do something immature like they were ten years old again. The frequency of those "regressions" decreases with age (in most people, anyway), and hopefully goes away at some point -- that's when they should legally be considered an adult."

Would young people mature faster if the age of majority was 14? Will they make decisions they will most likely not regret? Should there be more research done on this topic? How should we determine when someone should make adult decisions?

Mature behaviors: I posted a quote from the link about how kids steadily make more and more responsible decisions but regress. Those "regressions" is how I define immaturity, when someone acts like a 10 year old again.

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