Lend Me Your Frontal Lobe

A child of 8 is better able to control their emotions than a 4-year-old, and a 16-year-old is more capable of making better decisions than one of 12. That’s because the frontal lobe, which is responsible for our executive skills, is the last portion of the brain to develop – often not fully developed until the mid-'20s. In a time-lapse video, the NY Times created an informative video that illustrates this visually. The frontal lobe is responsible for managing our goal-directed behaviors or executive skills. As children grow, they have lots of opportunities to maximize the development of this portion of the brain. Parents, teachers, and anyone who interacts with a child can move this growth

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