Tantrums, defiance, moodiness, intense emotions, impulsive and reckless conduct. Sometimes it may be hard to believe, but no, your teenager is not an alien being from a distant planet. Your teen may be taller than you and seem mature in some respects, but often they are simply unable to think things through on an adult level. Hormones produced during the physical changes of adolescence can further complicate things.
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Teen pregnancy should be a major concern throughout the United States, which ranks tops among industrialized nations in the incidence of girls getting pregnant prior to their 20th birthday. And it should be a major concern in Fayette County, where the teen pregnancy rate is slightly worse than the statewide average. Teen pregnancy should concern us all because of the profound impact it has on the lives of countless young women and the cumulative effect it has on society. According to figures provided by the Family Health Council, which has marked May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, teenage girls who become pregnant are less likely to complete their high school education depriving themselves of a chance at post-secondary training and more likely to be single mothers. Teen pregnancy is a trend that has been costly to society. According to the Family Health Council, half of all teen mothers and more than 75 percent of unmarried teen mothers begin receiving welfare within five years of the birth of their first child.
Heart pounding, Leah leaned against the store's unattended makeup display and slid two tubes of lipstick into her purse. She looked bored and detached as she followed her friends Suki and Jill out of the store, but inside she felt panicked. She said nothing, but Leah knew she wouldn't have done that on her own.
I took a good look at my teenager, followed him around, interviewed him and other teenagers, did some research, and this is what I found. Recently, I attended a school program with other parents of teenagers. The conversation was mainly complaints about raising teenagers.