…if- 100 years ago- we had convinced the whole planet to promote the stereotype that teenagers are pleasant, approachable, nice to have around, amiable people- instead of making jokes, cartoons, movies and sitcoms based on the sullen, temperamental, moody people they actually are? I mean- if you tell someone something often enough and long enough they eventually believe it right? And then they will almost “strive” to live up to what everyone has always told them.
And in the “here and now” almost every TV program and movie that features teenagers in any shape or form depicts “kids” who seem to be constantly in the throes of indecision and it’s made to look cool!
So isn’t it possible that (at least partly) as a result of this- our own children become a handful when they hit 13 (sometimes younger) and turn into complete monsters before they’re 14 in order to live up to the image promoted by just about everyone and everything around us…
There Is Never An Excuse
One in three is not a statistic - one in three is a crying shame.