Interested in reasons why teens do some of the foolish things they do?

I read a Big Think blog post titled: Your Three Brains, which stated this about teens brains.

“It used to be that the often emotional, unfortunately self-destructive, frequently baffling behavior of teens was credited to runaway teenage hormones. It is now understood to be the “rewiring” of the “brains” that starts at adolescence and continues until early adulthood.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb, indioms, a brain article, previous posts about the amygdala function in our brains, guns and drugs.;

King Solomon

A wise son markets a glad father: but a foolish man despised his mother. (Proverb 15:20)

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: (Proverb 1:8)

What’s My Point

To compare to some of the recent news articles that report teen follies and my opinion an ancient wisdom advice to perhaps help reduce these sad occurrences created by the changes in our contemporty times economics and lifestyles vs ancient times.

In My Opinion

We need to discern that three mass shootings by two teenagers and one that was 21, who two admit to using marijuana. when they shoot, t without any guilt or remorse, their victims and other criminal or foolish actions or wiring in teenagers unmatured brains.

Add that in ancient times fathers worked near or with their families to grow or sell homegrown food and/ crafts under his eye, directions to emulate his religious faith beliefs, amd prayers.  Mothers would teach their children at home domestic chores to emulate and her teaching.

In other words, children grew up and were influenced by both parents as the worked or played side by side.  during the day and night near their parents.

Today, many children grow up in single parent families, and if there are two parents, both parents work long hours, some even longer with two jobs to support a family.

Many parents now have to rely on public or private schools to be influenced by the care and teachings and many are also being fed food in schools’ pubic programs.

Add the factors that it is illegal for religious teachings, influences, and disciplines to be taught in depth   in our contemporary times because of laws that forbid public secular schools the majority of children in the USA attend.

Add most poor and middle-class parents cannot afford to pay two tuitions or have the choice or economic options to send their children to private schools same as most politicians and 40 percent of public-school teachers especially in urban areas.

Add that most psychologist believe children’s brains do not mature until the early twenties and change as explained in the article. Children are impressable and easy influenced as their brains are not mature enough often to understand the good or bad indoctrination, and influences of peer pressures along with Hollywood fictional movies, TV, social media, etc. Many children in urban areas are influenced by both peers and money to join gangs and use and sell drugs to profit than working for minimum wages. \

If we add to discern the brain article, and a previous post in the Source Links below, it is a wonder to me why our legislators cannot seem to understand or ever wise up to the changes of family lifestyles over time and support legislation to allow the power of teaching religious faith teachings of wisdom and love to cope in life paths, especially single parent teenagers according to this following proverb.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverb 22:6)

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

Do both parents and legislators’ brains also be in need to be “rewired” to discern ancient vs contemporary changes and history over time to help increase the possibility of “ parents becoming glad rather thnn sad and be loved rather than dispised by both children and communities according to the above King Solomon proverb?

Should voters elect legislators who support school choice or school vouchers in the upcoming election now that the Supreme Court ruled in 2020 it is legal for States to fund private religious schools?

Are these following idioms accurately describing both ancient and our contemporary times to help discern what being a parent of teenagers can or will experience?

“Small children, small problems, big children, big problems”

“Only the first hundred years in life are the hardest”.

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links

Big Think – Psychology of Brain

Previous Posts Links

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/proverbs/22-6.htm

Bible hub Commentaries Above Proverbs

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/proverbs/15-20.htm

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/proverbs/1-8.htm