Tag Archives: teenagers

Father-daughter-Beyoncé bonding

Conversations these days with my 15-year-old daughter go something like this: Abby (getting out of the car): “Can you write me a note? I’m going to be late for class.” Me: “You’re not going to be late. Just be quick.” … Continue reading

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Drinking Tips for Teens ’84

Another excursion into my teen journals. I was 18 when I wrote this, in the spring of 1984, and I think now that, at that age, I should have had it more together. But it was still high school, my … Continue reading

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Governing Tips for Teens

Feeling the need to cringe, the other night I pulled out my teenage journals. I kept them quite faithfully during my final two years of high school. They contain about what you’d expect. This  somewhat topical entry from May 18, … Continue reading

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Who wants to play Cake-tionary?

No, I don’t want an award or a pat on the back or a gift certificate for unlimited foot rubs just because I, a dad, did something that moms do all the time, because I know that makes the moms … Continue reading

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A prefrontal cortex means sound judgement – you think?

So you’ve finally reached your early to mid-twenties. Congratulations! Your brain’s prefrontal cortex is fully developed. Now you can expect a rich full life of recognizing the consequences of your actions. So long, reckless teenage behaviour; hello, maturity and wisdom. … Continue reading

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