Your brain is still developing throughout your teenage years. In fact, your brain doesn’t officially mature until you are in your mid-twenties!
There are lots of things the teenage brain is better at than an adult brain, such as social skills. But there are some things your brain isn’t so crash hot at, which makes it harder to see some situations clearly or make good decisions. A key motivator for most parents/carers is their love for you and a desire to keep you safe.
Your brain is getting ready for you to be a fully-fledged adult and leave the nest, which makes it normal and healthy to start pushing some boundaries, making decisions and becoming more independent. It’s important to find the balance between freedom, responsibility and safety.
This isn’t just all new to you. It’s also new to your parents, too!