Teens Have Raging Hormones! –The speaker yelled out to a sea of nodding heads and knowing looks… but they were wrong.
In every error there has to be an element of truth to make it believable. And with some things, the harder that you try to disprove them, the more people believe the opposite.
The danger of perpetuating this myth is that it becomes a blanket approval for all kinds of behavior that isn’t moral or even healthy for development. The other downside to the myth is that places a negative label on students which lowers expectations and achievement.
By attributing almost everything to raging hormones, we also miss what is really going on in our son or daughter’s life. We can write every thing off as “raging hormones”
Please let me explain why I reject this popular misconception that teens are out of control because of “raging hormones.”