Teens & Young People: Building the 'frame' for life!
Doing well at life means we must first make the most of what we have inherited from our parents and the human race in general (our biology & culture). Our biology and culture provides the 'soil' to embed the 'stumps' of our childhood development which in turn provides a strong base to lay the bearers and joists of our 'floor'. The floor or 'mental/emotional life skills' give the young person the tools to build the 'wooden frame' which represents the 'first steps in the adult world' where the young person is allowed to drink alcohol, drive a car, get a job and start to take more responsibility for money, paperwork etc. If the young person manages to 'keep their feet' so to speak, ( despite the limitations of their own maturing brain) then they can finish their house by adding plaster, paint, curtains, furniture etc to the 'rooms' of their life. These 'rooms' represent the areas of 'mature adult performance' such as stable employment & home-life, successful romantic & family relationships, physical and mental heath, financial security and community connections.
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