Is 25 the new 18?

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MASON CITY, Iowa – Is 25 the new 18? Well when it comes to being considered an adult, some psychologists are saying, yes.

Many are saying the idea of turning 18 and becoming an adult just isn’t accurate anymore and that adolescence runs up to the mid-20s.

The field of psychology has new guidelines that echo these notions.

We talked to a counselor who has quite a few clients between the ages of 18 and 25 and says he agrees with the new cut off point.

“Development doesn’t happen or it doesn’t stop until the age of 25, mid 20s, 23-25 and that’s maturity development psychologically but also physically the body hasn’t fully matured until mid 20s in the first place,” says Cody Williams, with Turning Leaf Counseling.

Child psychologists are being given a new directive, when it comes to the age range they work with. It’s increasing from 0-18 to 0-25.

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