"Child psychologists in Britain have issued new guidelines this week,
advising doctors to change the age for maturity from 18 to 25 years old,
Medical Daily reported. According to the experts, their decision was
based on recent findings relating to emotional maturity, hormonal
development and neurological activity."
“The idea that suddenly at 18 you’re an adult just doesn’t quite ring
true,” Laverne Antrobus, a child psychologist at London’s Tavistock
Clinic, told BBC News. “My experience of young people is that they still
need quite a considerable amount of support and help beyond that age.”
Right. They also need adult diapers, and pacifiers and blankies for sucking their thumbs at night, rolled up in a fetal position listening to nursery rhymes while breastfeeding from their middle aged mothers.