Reblogged from The Fix, article by Maggie Ethridge It all comes down to the developing brain. The teenage human brain is not “fully wired” Dr. Frances Jensen, chair of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, told the Philly Voice. Because the teenage brain is literally still growing—still building the synapses that connect portions … More Are Teens’ Brains More Vulnerable To Addiction?
Adolescent addiction and the parental distress syndrome ___ They walk into my office. They are quiet, but not because they are nervous about the therapy. They tell a familiar story: abuse, anxious days and sleep-deprived nights, drug deals, street crimes, chronic and unending stress, and never knowing if their loved ones will live to face … More Is Your Teenagers’ Substance Use Killing You?
For humorous article on parenting, click on the photo above. This article was featured on Disney’s Babble, which you can find by clicking here. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog … More Funnest Parenting Post of 2016: The Post Apocalyptic Guide to Teenagers
Are you in the parents of a 16-year-old club? ___ It’s official: our home now has a 16-year-old. Yup, we have entered the club. Having a 16-year-old is awesome. It is a no-holds-barred season of life and here are 16 reasons why: Life is ahead of you and you feel full of possibility. You are gangly … More 16 Things That are Awesome about Having a 16-Year-Old
Teenage dis/ease is a common disorder and treatment is rather behind the times. ___ There is a new dis/ease going around my home… And it’s been 16 years in the making. My teenager is now 16 years old. For girls, there is the Sweet 16 but what the heck do we do for the boys? … More A 16 Year Old Dis/Ease
Sometimes I want to Run Away From My Teenagers… ___ I love my kids, but sometimes I want to scream. And sometimes I do. In my post-freakout season of guilt, I often wonder if I am the only parent who feels crazy like this. I know that I am not. I just think that most parents … More The Post-Apocalyptic Guide to Tenagers
The other day I gave my wife the look. At 7:30 on a Thursday morning, I was finished. We love him, but our teenage son is driving us mad. ____ Words are inadequate to describe the experience of living with a teenager. Parents, you are not alone: You feel confusion mixed with love and you begin … More Teenage Insanity Syndrome Affects Teens and Adults
Men face midlife crises; Women face menopause. Teenagers have their own crisis to deal with: Teenopause. Teenopause is most common in youth aged 12 – 20, however, some studies have found that Teenopause can last well into our 50’s. The symptoms of Teenopause: Dramatic mood swings Whining Craving Jube Jubes Isolating themselves in their rooms, while simultaneously demanding your … More Teenopause
“Teenagers today outnumber parents who have military training or experience. This is not parenting. This is war.” I am a CommanDoh parent. I have a Master’s degree and a shelf of books on Parenting. So why do I stand in the corner, banging my head? It’s because parenting is driving me crazy. My wife tells me … More We are CommanDoh Parents