i used to would have care about this article and audio story as a youth minister. i now care about it as the parent of two teens. it’s an interesting story from npr concerning the teen brain. specifically its slower functioning frontal lobe and what that means for teen behavior. if you are or have ever been around teens then you’ve seen the described behavior. this just explains how. see mom and dad it wasn’t my fault 🙂
for my youth minister friends this is stuff you have probably read elsewhere BUT the audio might be an excellent resource to share with the parents in the youth ministry. i tried to keep a few resources that i could give to parents to help them understand why their sweet, little, innocent child has now become a selfish slob. i would add this audio to my arsenal.