Thursday, June 28, 2007

Foolish Adults

This article is from the Wednesday Rocky Mountain News.

Kaiser may not be the only health care provider doing this but I think it is outrageous.

How unwise to have 13 year olds making decisions related to sexual health, substance abuse, etc and their parents not only don’t know about it but also are not allowed to know.

I know the old argument that if it was a good family, the teens would be talking to their parents about these things. Teens are teens and they don’t always do what is right even with the best parents.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the part of the brain that is needed to make proper decisions in these kinds of situations isn’t fully mature until long after the teen years. If you want to read more about that, click here.

Kids are not adults. Adults need to be adults. Don’t mix up the two and don’t shut off kids from adult input.

Philip

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