Risky Doesn’t Mean Reckless: The Upside of Teen Risk-Taking
The image of a reckless, impulsive teenager making terrible, dangerous decisions has become so embedded in our culture that we tend to take it as a given. Parents approach the teen years already expecting the worst and filling their toolboxes with lessons and lectures to teach kids to be less impulsive and more rational. But what if we are looking at this all wrong? What if risk-taking is a necessary, critical part of brain development? How might we parent our teens differently if we reframe the role of risk-taking in their journey toward adulthood? Read more…..