Parents shouldn’t let teenagers out of sight

MANY Australian school-leavers are currently in Queensland and elsewhere, unsupervised – lots of them drinking, brawling et cetera.

It’s a pity. These youngsters have had lots of someone’s money spent on their “education”.

Aged mostly about 18, Australia’s laws permit them to drive vehicles, drink alcohol – even to vote.

Neuroscientists these days suggest that brain development isn’t complete until about age 25 – or even into the 30s.

Eighteen-year-olds should seldom be out of the sight of their mummies and daddies.

Arnold Jago,

Nichols Point

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