Sean van Staden
Columnist
3 minute read
19 Sep 2019
6:15 am

A Better You: Why kids find it hard to say no

Sean van Staden

There is actually a scientific research as to why this happens!

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Every mom or dad’s biggest fear is finding out that your child has been called into the principal’s office for a disciplinary or expulsion after their child has tested positive for drugs. There must be a million questions running through their minds like: “How did this happen? Who are the friends that influenced him? How can a good boy simply be so irresponsible?” There is actually a scientific research as to why your child can’t say no, as opposed to you, as an adult declining some “magic mushroom cookies”. During adolescence, the brain undergoes massive development changes, especially in the...