here. With emerging new mental and physical abilities, pre-
teens and teens want to have a say in their world. They want
to influence what happens and have their opinions considered.
This desire, mixed with a lack of life experience, and a not-
yet-fully-developed frontal lobe (the part of the brain that
helps us to recognize danger and fully feel empathy for
others), especially in boys, often results in them wanting a
longer leash than parents and educators feel it is wise to