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?
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
Being a parent will make you believe in a higher power, or at least a higher flower. ___ It will happen, in stealth, you will slowly take on faith. You have to. Or they win. You will find yourself drawn to a tribe that will take you in: The Parentager tribe. They are the invisible tribe … More 6 Ways That Having Teenagers Will Make You More Spiritual
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