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Saturday, January 28, 2012

What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? -

Adolescence has always been troubled, but for reasons that are somewhat mysterious, puberty is now kicking in at an earlier and earlier age. A leading theory points to changes in energy balance as children eat more and move less.
Children today reach puberty earlier and adulthood later. The result: A lot of teenage weirdness. Alison Gopnik on how we might readjust adolescence.
What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? -

Which brings me to  Bubble Wrap Kids. Their parents are overprotective

Lenore Skenazy understands that parents are concerned about their children's well-being, but says safeguarding kids shouldn't mean stifling their growth and development in the process.
The mother of two made headlines and generated debate after she wrote a column about allowing her then-nine-year-old son, Izzy, to ride the New York City subway alone.


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