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May 8, 1989
Our culture's ambivalence about adolescents (indeed about adolescence) is coming home to roost. Blind materialism says that we are successful if we give our kids everything they could want, including the satisfaction of their desire for freedom. But at the same time, our protective, self-indulgent and ultimately harmful attitude that childhood should be exclusively a time of carefree innocence keeps us from passing on to them such values as self-discipline, work and its personal rewards, and the ability to handle adversity.
January 14, 2011 |
Fearful memories acquired early in life may be temporarily forgotten, researchers suggested this week. Although the study is in mice, it raises the question of whether humans may suppress or recall memories at different times of life. The researchers, from Cornell, Brown and New York University, conducted a series of experiments in early-, mid- and late-adolescent mice. As the mice entered adolescence, previously formed fearful memories were suppressed. But the mice could recall the fearful memory -- after being exposed to the context of the situation as a reminder -- once they entered adulthood.
March 5, 1996 |
He looks down at the sidewalk, his hands shoved into the pockets of his faded corduroy pants. It's been almost a year since the last violent fight he had with his mother, but the incident still haunts the Pacifica High School sophomore. "When I get mad, things are just a blur," he says. "I guess I pushed her into the wall or something. She was just bugging me, about my friends and stuff. . . . I just kinda went off." Most teenage anger does not erupt into violence.
June 27, 2011 |
Teens who diet may not be going through a phase -- they could be continuing that behavior into adulthood, a study finds. Researchers followed a group of teens -- 1,030 boys and 1,257 girls -- for 10 years. At the beginning of the study, the participants ranged from early to middle adolescence (about 13 to 16), and at the end they were in their early to mid-adulthood (ages 23 to 26). About half of the girls and one-fourth of the boys said they had dieted in the last year. Those numbers stayed pretty consistent for all girls, but for older boys dieting increased as they got older, going from 21.9% in mid-adolescence to 27.9% in middle young adulthood.
December 23, 1990
For a book-in-progress on childhood and spirituality, I would like to hear from readers who can recall specific peak, mystical or transpersonal experience(s) before adolescence. Please contact: DR EDWARD HOFFMAN Fur Worlds Journal P.O. Box 540 East Meadow NY 11554
November 11, 1990
I've been reading Calendar for 15 years and never before was I so moved as by the sadness, complexity and innocence of Lawrence Christon's interview with Sylvester Stallone (Oct. 28). Rocky and Rambo were only Stallone's adolescence; now the real man can shine on his own. LARI WOLF Beverly Hills