As parents I think we are aware of this. It is always good to be reminded of the effects of marijuana. I also heard yesterday professionals are finding that the brain is not fully developed until the late 20′s. Until recent it has been the mid 20′s. Something to keep in mind as our teens and young adults are maturing.
“During the teen years the parts of the brain that are involved in managing emotions are still developing rapidly and it is highly possible that heavy cannabis use at this sensitive point could have long-lasting effects,”
via Teen Pot Smoking May Cause Long-Term Anxiety | The Fix.
Most parents worry about the girls and forget that boys are also at risk for sexual abuse. Studies show that boys are far less likely to tell someone when they have been sexually abused versus the girls. If you notice your child acting out in with sexual overtones this may be the reason. Researchers are recommending sexual abuse prevention in health education for both boys and girls and that health care agencies should screen for sexual abuse histories among both boys and girls. The next time your teen goes to the doctor you may want to suggest this to your teens practitioner. I would not assume it is always done.
This may be the first study to explore the effects of sexual abuse on boys’ sexual behaviour.
Check the forum there was a recent post by a father that is concerned about his sons behavior. Maybe you can help him out. Teen son says he’s a necrophiliac. What do I do?