Friday, February 06, 2009
Home can be terrible place to keep your teen
…Everyone knows teenage brains are only half formed (everyone with a teen, that is). Teens also are contagious—they transmit insanity.
…A recent study at the Univ of Alabama Birmingham looked at the homes of 42 teens.
…29% of those cozy abodes had firearms. 18% of those were loaded.
…31% had alcohol that wasn’t locked up.
…21% had exposed electrical cords (uh., what? Who doesn’t?)
…6% had fireworks.
…Teens often drive recklessly. They try anything they can smoke or swallow.
…More than 30% of teen fatal injuries occur at home!
…And—HA might add—if they make it through the teen years, they may or may not leave—and either way, they cost money and heartache. You’re lucky if it’s just money.