Results proved the more aggressive boys, but not girls, showed greater gains in physical strength during the teen years as compared to their less aggressive peers even after adjusting for height and weight.
Since testosterone is related to aggression, it’s likely it also plays a role in physical strength.
Understanding this relationship is important because...
1. Emerging teen boys have under-developed brains that make them impulsive.
2. They don’t appreciate the consequences of their behavior.
3. As a result, they get into confrontations, get physical and cause harm because they don’t know their own strength.
4. Then, they get a reputation for aggressive behavior and boys who want to prove themselves, provoke them.
It’s a vicious cycle.
Help your boys to appreciate the connection between their strength and aggression.
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