Our son is entering puberty and starting to show signs of being a teenager.
What are we in for?
Well, beyond what you might expect from the historic teenage wasteland it looks like SCIENCE is preparing to throw more monkey poo our way. At least, according to this recent article from the Wall Street Journal.
I’m especially happy about how they tie certain issues to the reward centers of the brain. As I’ve said elsewhere, we are relying on those reward centers.
But as the Journal article goes on to state, one way to work against the problems that we might encounter with our teenagers can be mitigated by allowing and encouraging them to be more independent. To work at adult tasks like cooking and cleaning – something else we’re hoping to accomplish with our sheltered little munchkins.