We were all teenagers once.
And come Springtime, they say, is when a young heart turns to finding love. Well, maybe not “love” per se, but how about “strong like”?
Being a teenager is a tough time with lots of challenges due to the lack of experience that being in ones’ twenties gives you the proper perspective on. Adults may not always have all the answers, but they’ve lived through the same struggles that teenagers are going through today – if only the teens in their lives would think to ask for that advice.
And it’s that lack of advice or guidance that UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA research may have uncovered as they found a correlation between TEENAGERS THAT DATE AND ACADEMIC LEVELS.
More specifically, the research showed that from 11-years-old to 18-years-old, students that dated at an earlier age than their peers were the ones who did worse in school, were more likely to smoke, drink, and take drugs. Some groups being studied showed that they were twice as likely to use drugs or alcohol than the other groups that didn’t date as often.
Exactly why there are linkages could be that dating someone in your class – and then breaking up with them – could lead to increased awkward moments in the hallway or other activities; moments that young adults aren’t ready to deal with at the same emotional level as older kids/adults would.
Those students who dated very little or not at all were the ones who reported having higher grades and no “bad” habits.
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