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If there's one thing the human race will never suffer from, it's a shortage of ways to get fucked up. Partying is a practice that dates back to the dawn of time, and one that'll no doubt outlast us all as friends find wilder, crazier, and more creative ways of enjoying one another's company. No one, however, has been quite as ahead of the pack when it comes to unconventional raging as teenagers. The latest case in point? A slew of recent headlines shocking parents with the question, "Is your teen getting drunk on hand sanitizer? That said, having to hide the Purell from your kid brother or sister is really the least of your worries.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Susan uses the terms "biological child" and "biological parent," terms I prefer not to use in my own writing about stepfamilies, since many parents are adoptive parents. We all know that parenting teenagers is no piece of cake, but I have to say it's harder with a stepchild than your own flesh and blood. It's especially hard for stepmothers.
M ollycoddled and cosseted or stressed and over-pressured. Energised and engaged or bored and turned off. What is undeniably true is that the evidence suggests that rates of depression, self-harm and anxiety among young people are at unprecedented levels. The ubiquity of the internet and social media, with its dark underbelly of hardcore pornography, body shaming and cyberbullying, is encroaching on their wellbeing, while a relentless focus on academic high-achieving is turning up the pressure in the classroom. Youth, traditionally thought of as the most enviable time of life, can now look like a deeply challenging and sometimes unpleasant time of life.