Parenting teenage girls dating older boys

Compared to teens who spend less than 10 hours a week with a girlfriend or boyfriend, these teens are two and a half times more likely to drink, five times more likely to get drunk, four and a half times more likely to try marijuana and two and a half times more likely to smoke.The study also revealed that girls who date boys two or more years older than them are more likely to drink alcohol, try marijuana and smoke.In studying adolescent development, adolescence can be defined biologically, as the physical transition marked by the onset of puberty and the termination of physical growth; cognitively, as changes in the ability to think abstractly and multi-dimensionally; or socially, as a period of preparation for adult roles.

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One of the conventions they put a new spin on, and consequently revolutionize, is the idea and practice of dating.

The 1950's set up precedents in dating that led to what many consider "normal" dating today.

Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like .

Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.

Physical growth (particularly in males), and cognitive development can extend into the early twenties.

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