Oregon Public Broadcasting
Why are teens so different from adults?
We all know that teenage years can be hard. But now there's physical evidence for why teens sometimes act so different. A recent op-ed in the NY Times explains that the way that young adult brains develop and grow makes them more prone to anxiety, depression and risk-taking.
Are you the parent of a teenager? How does your teen work through anxiety, fear, and risks? If you're a teen, what makes you anxious? What kinds of conflicts have you experienced that could be attributed to irrational behavior?
Are you unemployed? How does your age affect your job hunt?
Do you fish for smelt in Oregon?
Do you have stories about working on the homefront during World War II?