On Thu, 16 Feb 1995, Marvin Minsky wrote:
>> Puberty usually means onset of sexual maturity. It might be mainly
> because of *that* that you have to "take care" of them after 12.
Taking care of a child beyond the onset of physiologic changes leading to
sexual maturity is only part of the need for continued care and
guidance. The fact that mental and emotional development and maturity
still requires more time is a major reason. Couple this to the
burgeoning sexual development and they definitelyu require continued