When examining teenagers' brain activity while they listened to their mothers, researchers found that their brains shut down the portion responsible for emotional control and social processing. In other words, when you try to correct your child's mistakes, their brain forces them to tune you out.
No matter how tight your rhymes are.
Society Punishes Teenage Bodies Every Morning
Fortunately, not every teenager has to suffer from mental illnesses, or being bullied, or uncool moms. Some of them even manage to overcome their biological constraints and listen to their parents. Yet even these seemingly perfect, healthy teens will find themselves betrayed by something even more permanent and unrelenting: the Sun.
"DO DRUGS. DO THEM NOW." -- The Sun
The problem is that teenagers' bodies don't release melatonin (the hormone which makes us sleepy) until a couple hours later than what's typical for an adult body. This makes it nearly impossible for teens to get to bed at a reasonable time, which in turn makes an 8 or 9 a.m. start to the school day incredibly punishing. As a consequence, teens are chronically afflicted with sleep deprivation, which leads to a whole mess of negative impacts on their learning abilities and general health. Our schools are literally making them dumber.
So if you are a parent, maybe let your kid sleep in as late as they want this weekend. And stop bullying them.
And rapping at them.
Carolyn tweets like a grownup ... sometimes. She also has a daughter who jumps from and for the heart. You can donate to her fundraiser here, please and thank you.
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