Good News About Adolescence
Relax! The horror stories you have heard about adolescence are false.
Adolescence has long been a synonym for trouble in our society. “Everyone knows” that the road from childhood to adulthood is stormy. Extreme moodiness in adolescence is normal. Rebellion is an inevitable and necessary part of growing up. If your teenager doesn’t get involved in drugs, crime, and risky sex, consider yourself lucky.
The idea that adolescence equals trouble has been part of our folklore, handed down from generation to generation, and accepted by psychologists, educators,...