Hello, thanks for taking time for this, and sorry if this is supposed to be in another category.

I am writing a story and I'd like to get it as "realistic" as possible.

In this story there is a place where nothing deteriorates or increases. My question is that if a prepubescent human were to stay in that place for decades, would the lack of chemical/hormonal changes that occur through puberty inhibit the process of maturing that they could never become as mature as normal adult or would experiences be able to compensate enough?

Also I know that I want this place to be as described above, do you have any recommendations how this place could at least hypothetically exist?

Thanks a lot, hope it's a fun question for you.

This is a biology website and we don't speculate on hypothetical and most likely impossible scenarios.