Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Learning about consequences firsthand

Newspaper article about how learning firsthand about consequences prepared teens for real life as an adult.
"Parents have long wondered why teenagers are such impulsive, temperamental sensation seekers. But experts indicate that those same exasperating traits may be necessary to success later in life. As a parent, knowing what risks are appropriate and how to point teens in the right direction can be pivotal.

"Though his recovery from injured vertebrae took several months, [Alex] Doxey — now a soon-to-be father himself — doesn't regret the risks he took as a teenager.

"'My parents and the experiences they allowed me to have played a key role in teaching me how to safely take risks, and then how to deal with both the failure and triumph that accompany risks,' Doxey said. 'Life is risky, but learning how to deal with those risks provides incredible confidence.'

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"A lot of people don’t take risks, because they are afraid to fail," Alex Doxey said. "The truth is, not taking the risk is already accepting failure.'"
Rebels with a cause? Reckless teen behavior may be the key to success in adulthood
By Rachel Lowry, Deseret News
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, 6:45 p.m. MST


On a related note, Better recess key to school experience, reports KSL TV. Y'all hear that? Play is essential to learning and development!
By Mary Richards
January 9th, 2013, 6:43am

Prepared. | For Life.™

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