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Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Survivor's reality show tagline is "outwit, outplay, outlast," and to some extent this resonates with parents of young adults. By virtue of our years and life experience, we have an advantage over our children. Not that we should therefore spurn their ideas or assume they have nothing to teach us - they do - but there will be days you can't wait for their pre-frontal cortices to finally finish developing.
The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so. 

In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part.
~From the Health Encyclopedia
This is where hanging in there and outlasting comes in handy.

As Galatians 6:9 says
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Or, as we also like to say in Christian circles (especially around Easter)
It's Friday but Sunday's coming! 
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  1. I love Survivor! If only they would listen to our wisdom!! But I didn't listen to my mom either!

    1. If we would have, we could have spared ourselves so much grief. Seems we'd rather learn from our own experience than the wisdom of those who've gone before!


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