Like Peter Pan, we don’t want to grow up
In fact, we’re not really adults until reaching age 24, researchers have concluded.
That’s because so many young people are continuing their education for longer periods of time and delaying marriage and parenthood.
The definition for adolescence is currently between ages 10 and 19, which marks the beginning of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth.
But, writing in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Australia argue the timing needs to be changed, London’s Telegraph newspaper reported.