Teen role models

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A recent television report on teens and violent TV and video games interviewed teens who looked 14 to 16 years old. Asked if watching or playing such material caused them to have violent thoughts, they denied it, laughing. Later, a mother said her careful oversight could prevent her kids from being tempted.

Teen brains are never fully developed. The human brain is not fully developed until one reaches 23 or 24 years of age. Maturity comes slowly with age and experience.

I believe adults, most of us, have abandoned our roles as leaders, parents, teachers, models of leadership. Wake up and become a better parent, leader, teacher.

If you don't, all the teens will have left to follow is the pied piper.

-- Don W. Boston, Benbrook

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