Adolescence begins at age 10, doesn’t end until age 24—and society needs to get on board, op-ed says

Experts are trumpeting what many parents likely have been fearing for a while: Adolescence extends not until age 19 as previously believed — but all the way until age 24.

The authors of an op-ed for The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal argue that “the transition period from childhood to adulthood now occupies a greater portion of the life course than ever before at a time when unprecedented social forces, including marketing and digital media, are affecting health and well-being...

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