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Teen Views: Where the children play (and always have)

Wendy Ready and Kenneth Carter
Middle Park High School
Grand County, Colorado
Photo illustration by Kenneth Carter/MPHS

Take me where the children play. Kids of the nation, throughout history, remain curious about scenarios, discussions, physical changes and personal settings. Adolescents are a constant topic for discussion and there is a common ground brought up within these conversations. That’s right kids, we’re talking about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

These monstrous home-killers make an appearance when questioning teenage issues, and for good reason. The typical, undersexed “Buster” will continue his hormonal voyage until 25 years old, lacking a fully developed frontal lobe until the day he can sign the lease to his Hertz rental PT-Cruiser. This makes him more likely to display psychoactive substance addiction, easily posing a threat to any “Buster Douglas” trying to get through school, fit into a group of peers, and choose the all-important life career, such as ripping tickets at the Tilt-A-Whirl.

Grandma’s pot roast at 7, P.S. I Love You at 8, optimum arousal peaks at 10, followed by a brewskie and a J at five after ten, wrapping up the night dancing on the Dark Side of the Moon ’til the break of dawn: a typical evening in “Buster D’s” teenage wasteland. Curiosity puppeteers “Buster’s” experimental drive to add spices to his lifestyle. He is only a child … building castles in his sandbox.

For most teens, their experiences with sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll are nothing more than child’s play. Teens will always push the envelope. They’ll test the system, define boundaries, and throttle their bodies.

The times may change, but the children will continue to play.

” Editor’s note: Open Book, of which this article is a part, is published by the Sky-Hi Daily News in partnership with Middle Park High School.

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