Why Teenagers Make Bad Decisions

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By Dr Ben Webb. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

From getting drunk at a party, to stealing your clothes, to Xbox gaming into the early hours, teenagers often make bad decisions. I breakdown why teenagers make misguided decisions and how parents can help them to learn good decision-making skills. Teenagers will often express quite clearly why certain behaviours and actions are not desirable. But put them in a situation where they feel pressure, stressed, or are seeking attention from their peer group, they will start to make poor decisions. And to make matters worse, teenagers are guided by a brain that can’t access information that could improve these decisions.

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