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How Having Five Friends Boosts the Adolescent Brain and Educational Performance

[Source: Medical X-Press; Image Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock]

As most parents of teenagers are acutely aware, there comes a time when children start prioritizing their friends over their parents. While young children rely on their parents for social interactions and influences, there’s a notable switch during adolescence, where the influence from peers and friends becomes more important.

Research backs up the idea that friendships are particularly important during adolescent years. They seem to protect against some problems with emotions and behavior. Amazingly, it appears that our brains can even become synchronized with our friends’.

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