from Kosmos Magazine:

“As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. On July 11, 2013 World Population Day, we raise awareness of the issue of adolescent pregnancy in the hopes of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.”

ADULTHOOD STARTS AT 28-30 YEARS OLD: In my talk, “Keeping Our Teens On Track,” I share what I believe are the sources of and the solutions for stopping childbearing by our teenagers. When a child is born, that little one requires our full attention and nurturance. And, if the parents are still children themselves, then both the baby is deprived and the parents are deprived in certain ways. Research now shows that the first adulthood begins between 28 and 30 years of age.

ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR QUEST FOR IDENTITY: Our teenagers are developmentally…naturally…on a quest to grow personal identity. And, as a professional in the world of psychology, I was not satisfied that I could articulate cogently and quickly what that meant. What IS the definition of identity which satisfies my need to mentor people accurately? I didn’t find a way to teach about identity until I did some research and found several authoritative and thrilling sources.

MENTORING TEENS: I list the best of the best sources for making sure our youths fulfill their potential on a web page.  If you have recommendations, I am always interested in more and better.

All the best,


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