active childhood

I used to fantasize about the existence of a never ending hole
huge
and full of nothing but darkness and wind and freedom
big enough to jump into
and fall forever
fall so long I forget that anything can touch me
so long I forget that anything exists outside of the air licking me
and if I felt lost I fantasized company
someone to do backflips with and laugh
silent cause the air grabbed the sound and held it
if I didn’t I was happy
I was a child and this was all I dreamt about
endless wind and air and dark and abandon
I am no longer a child
I wish that freefalls would consume my dreams
just one more week
— 

A.O.A.M. - Freefall

(hi guys im back hope ya didn’t forget about me) 

Honestly gettin’ pretty sick of people coming to me to trash Joseph whenever I say he’s a complicated character with a lot of nuance, so hey, here’s my take on the whole Mary-Robert-Joseph situation.

I’ll put this all under a cut so here are some disclaimers; This is full of spoilers, I’m writing this under the assumption that all the cult end stuff is non-canon, and yes, this is only one possible interpretation of the information we can glean from the character interactions (also, taken from what may later prove to be incomplete information as more endings are unlocked/glitches are fixed/content is released). I like it because I think it’s the most interesting and empathetic for all of the characters involved and because I don’t think it’s the kind of situation that necessarily has to have a “villain”.

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  • Moon-Sun aspects: Childhood of encouragement and validation if favourably aspected; a childhood of harsh expectation or expectancy if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Mercury aspects: Childhood where education was encouraged, a communicatively active household; a childhood of emotional disconnect from mother if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Venus aspects: Childhood full of affection and the teaching of a peaceful, beautiful life if positively aspected; a childhood of being validated based on appearances and superficial achievement if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Mars aspects: Liberal and competitive childhood full of challenges and play; a childhood full of conflict and intimidation if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Jupiter aspects: A liberal household full of love, celebration, and learning if positively aspected; a childhood of severe conservatism, judgement or restriction if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Saturn aspects: Childhood of positive guidance and inspiring parents to look up to if favourably aspected; a childhood of loneliness, fear, and feelings of suffocation if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Uranus aspects: Liberal childhood with plenty of change, stimulation, and strange characters at home; a childhood of loneliness or literal,symbolic disconnect from parents if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Neptune aspects: Childhood full of inspiration, protection, compassion, and emotional validation if positively aspected; a childhood of sacrifice, loss, duty to the mother, or exposure to illness if poorly aspected
  • Moon-Pluto aspects: Childhood where powerful, century long bonds are developed with the parents, the experience of profound dream and wisdom if positively aspected; a childhood of loneliness, loss, fear, betrayal, or exposure to age inappropriate circumstances (such as being told of divorce or parental issues as a child) if poorly aspected
the outsiders characters staring in ‘Weird Shit my Older Siblings Did’

Ponyboy: Disappearing for about 2 hours at the age of 3, and when being asked where they went, responded with “I was following the faeries”

Soda: Caught by my mom sitting in the car blasting ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ with his friends

Darry: literally became a roofer??? ((lmaooo))

Two-bit: set off firecrackers in the house while babysitting my younger brother and I- nearly KILLING everyone 

Steve: bought an old van and installed racecar driver seats in it so they could roll the van down hills while they were in it and supposedly be safer??

Dally: got picked up by the police so many times that they would just drive my brother to the other side of town and make him walk home on foot instead of going to the station

Johnny: made friends with someone simply bc that person had a pet duck

I have been asked many a time by people I know in real life and on here if I am serious when I say baseball bats are my weapon of choice.
Fuck yes they are. I would, in full confidence bring a baseball bat to a gun fight. Moving targets are hard to hit, I was a sprinter in high school, and moving targets that are bashing your skull in are even harder to hit. Sure I have stellar aim with a gun, but I fully support gun control laws, and many of them would not let a bipolar, anxious, panic-prone individual like me own a gun. But a baseball bat? No fucking problem.
Hell, you can pick up a metal one that makes a nice ping when you smack it. You can buy those wooden ones too and jack them up. Go to town on it with a box cutter so the mother fucker you’re whacking walks away with huge ass sprinters. Drive nails through that thing for special occasions. Wrap that fucker in barbed wire. Heck, I’ve had a buddy sand his down and soak it in gasoline for a week and then go into a fight and light it on fire. Risky to you, yes, but damn near guaranteed to get anyone threatening you running? FUCK yes.
I will never understand why society abandoned clubs as a weapon for hand to hand combat. You can run me through with a sword and sure, I’ll probably die eventually. But a baseball bat, something infinitely cheaper, can be deadly with a single blow.
Now I’m not encouraging violence by any means. But, I will say this. Don’t punch a nazi. Don’t punch a pedophile. Don’t punch a rapist. Take a pimped up baseball bat straight to their cranium.

3rd House and Your Childhood

Yes your 3rd house can actually describe aspects of your childhood! So go to astro.com, cafeastrology.com, or astrotheme.com and find out what sign rules over your 3rd house. 

Aries in the 3rd house: Associated with aggression and competition in their childhood. Takes a leading role at a young age. In early childhood learns well from hands on experiences, childhood had a lot of excitement and forward attitudes.

Taurus in the 3rd house: Likely had a very stable environment as a child, slow learner, good listener as a child, early practical mind. Associated with growing up around nature or in an attractive neighborhood, probably didn’t move a lot as a kid.

Gemini in the 3rd house: Likely VERY involved in their community and environment growing up. Highly curious as a child. Had a very active, energetic childhood. Associated with mimicking others, associated with ADD and ADHD.

Cancer in the 3rd house: Likely to grow up in a very tight-nit community, neighbors like family, family had a HUGE influence in early childhood. Associated with protective and caring siblings or being protective and caring over siblings. Easily home sick when older, likely to not stray far from their hometown or old neighborhood.

Leo in the 3rd house: Had a childhood with a lot of travel, praise, attention, and ways to express their creativity. Likely lived comfortably as a child, attracted a lot of attention as child, ego was developed quickly. Likely the golden child, grew up in a very traditional household, aligning with their society.

Virgo in the 3rd house: Had a very practical childhood, associated with worry, stress, and desire to be skilled or perfect as a child. Associated with OCD as a child, there was a lot of direct, unfiltered communication in their environment. Associated with being a germaphobe at a young age, develops skills very quickly, a natural in academics.

Libra in the 3rd house: Associated with growing up in a balanced environment with room to explore. Likely had guardians/parents who are very well liked in a community, associated with developing unbiased views. Associated with growing up in a “it” place, famous city, posh neighborhood, etc. Does have an association with distance and shallowness being around in early childhood somehow.

Scorpio in the 3rd house: Learns to be perceptive at a young age, associated with traumas and secrets in early childhood. Investigate child. For sure had some sort of private journal or box as a young child. Associated with witnessing secrets among siblings, neighbors, and parents. Learns passion and deepness young.

Sagittarius in the 3rd house: Might travel a lot as a child and associated with having a lot of religious influence growing up. Had many adventures growing up, associated with learning multiple languages as a child, lucky childhood. Learned independence and aspects about honesty early on, associated with high-quality education as a kid.

Capricorn in the 3rd house: Associated with growing up in a strict environment, huge connection to their father and authority. Associated with growing up in a conservative atmosphere, learned hard work and practicality early on. Grew up in an organized and structured environment, parents likely very providing, a lot of family traditions. Realistic expectations for them as a kid,reputation likely important to their family, workaholic family members. 

Aquarius in the 3rd house: Associated with child genius/prodigy, stood out in school, could feel like an outsider growing up. Thought differently than most kids, associated with an unusual childhood and progressive learning. Associated with having parents/guardians who mentally stimulated them and gave them freedom to explore ideas. Found it hard to belong to a group as a kid, very observant, distant, likely reserved.

Pisces in the 3rd house: Likely very involved in their community as a kid, especially helping out. Withdrew into their mind a lot as a kid. Had family or an environment that stimulated the imagination, acted kind towards neighbors and siblings. Associated with religious education as a kid, easily being used as a child, shy or sensitive child. Escapism and creative expression were part of childhood.

Aries - Perishing Defenses 

Aries are born with defenses high and hostile. Life does not begin comfortably for Aries, and the people that characterise her early life can remind her of how small she really is. Survival is always the first reflex for Aries, and the actions that follow are typically more pure and innocent. She is fighting for a cause, and the most important cause is herself, because she doesn’t know any different than to stand her ground, raise her daggers in preparation, and refuse to stand down to threat or intimidation. To be challenged or threatened by other people can be a slaughter to her essence and signify a real assault, it threatens her identity, her mechanisms, the feeling of safety she has in the world, she can respond aggressively to situations because she knows that nobody else has ever been there to save her. Her defenses can be her real daggers, and they are powerfully triggered when she feels most vulnerable. But she can shoot these daggers inward when these defenses become destructive, like when she loses a close friend just to win, or when she rejects softness because she feels undeserving.

Some of the Aries natural defenses can express themselves through regression, where she activates her childhood protective mechanisms and acts out a violatile temper without any regard of consequence. These natural responses, the reactions of other people, and the resulting consequences become personal therapy sessions of Aries, helping her to understand her own nature and developing new ways of coping when everything becomes overwhelming. It’s really like she can hit a wall, there is a threshold of coolness before it hits a certain temperature and she explodes into an active volcano. Through self reflection and self direction, she can continue to raise the limit of the temperature before she boils over completely. She is constantly developing coping mechanisms for her own ease and survival, and it’s quite a testament to the secret agony and work of Aries. 

-C.

art kurtis rykovich

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precious boys.

saw someone saying V/riska shouldn’t be held responsible for her terrible behavior because of her abuse and ptsd and imagined Dave going

Epic mood deep in the forest 🌲…Yesterday’s collecting mushrooms…my beloved activity since childhood ❤🍄🌲

Don’t delete my words or use my photo somewhere else without my permission, thank you! ^^

"Druidry, A Wandering Faith"

My faith is a wandering faith,
A path over mountains,
A trail through the woods,
A passage from door to door.

It is a welcoming wander,
Reaching out with care;
It is a bright door that opens,
Offering a hand to the stranger.

It sees the value in others,
However they have come to me;
It holds them dear and worthy,
Recognizing them in me.

My faith is a wandering faith,
And as such, it welcomes those unsettled.
I invite all those who wander in good faith
To stand by Fire and Well and Tree with me.

-Rev. Michael J Dangler

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Today has been a day of fear and hurt for those who wander; for immigrants, for refugees, and for families who seek better for their children. The end of DACA does not improve us as a people, it dims the light we lift beside that golden door.

Today, I remember that however we come to a new land, we bring with us hope and light. And I kindle a flame, and offer a light of welcome and hope in turn.

Someone please please give me a number and I’ll answer these. You can send me more than one!:)
  • Simple Life Questions:
  • 1. Selfie
  • 2. How Many Pets Do You Have?
  • 3. Dog Person or Cat Person?
  • 4. Diet or Regular Sodas?
  • 5. Biggest Fear(s)
  • 6. Favorite Food(s)
  • 7. Best Friend’s Name(s)
  • 8. Favorite Color(s)
  • 9. Number Of Siblings
  • 10. Favorite Animal
  • Love Life:
  • 11. Crush’s Initials.
  • 12. Hugs or Kisses?
  • 13. Would You Have Sex On The First Date?
  • 14. Do You Kiss & Tell?
  • 15. First Kiss Story
  • 16. Are You Single?
  • 17. Reason For Your Last Break Up
  • 18. Tall & Blonde or Brunette & A Little Nerdy?
  • 19. 5 Turn Ons
  • 20. 5 Turn Offs
  • Childhood:
  • 21. Childhood Best Friend
  • 22. Favorite Childhood Memory
  • 23. Favorite Childhood Teacher
  • 24. Favorite Childhood TV Show
  • 25. Favorite Childhood Movie
  • 26. Favorite Childhood Book
  • 27. Childhood Crush’s Name
  • 28. When You Were A Kid, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?
  • 29. Favorite Childhood Activity
  • 30. Favorite Elementary School Subject
  • Education:
  • 31. Favorite School Subject Now
  • 32. College Major (If In College)
  • 33. If Not In College What Do You Want To Major In?
  • 34. High School Graduation Year
  • 35. College Graduation Year
  • 36. College Of Choice
  • 37. Private School or Public School
  • 38. Did You Have To Wear A Uniform In School?
  • 39. Was/Is Your High School Big or Small?
  • 40. What Do You Want Your Career To Be?
  • More Fun Questions:
  • 41. Describe Your Fashion Taste
  • 42. Have You Ever Had A Secret Crush On A Friend?
  • 43. Ideal Date
  • 44. Favorite Nickname
  • 45. London or Paris?
  • 46. Favorite Store
  • 47. If You Could Go Anywhere For A Week, All Expenses Paid, Where Would You Go?
  • 48. Do You Know What You Want To Name Your Kids?
  • 49. If You Could Meet Anyone, Dead or Alive, Who Would It Be?
  • 50. Are You A Light Sleeper?
  • TV, Books, Movies and Music:
  • 51. Comedy Movies or Musicals?
  • 52. Favorite Book(s)
  • 53. Favorite Movie(s)
  • 54. Favorite TV Show(s)
  • 55. If You Could Bring Back ANY Cancelled TV Show, What Would It Be?
  • 56. Favorite Actor
  • 57. Favorite Actress
  • 58. Favorite Singer(s)
  • 59. Favorite Band(s)
  • 60. Favorite Song(s)
  • Etc.:
  • 61. If You Were Stranded On A Island, What 5 Things Would You Want With You?
  • 62. Do You Have An iPhone?
  • 63. If You Have An iPhone What Is Your Favorite Game and/or App?
  • 64. Favorite Fruit
  • 65. Favorite Vegetable
  • 66. What Toppings Do You Get On Your Hamburger?
  • 67. What Is Your Middle Name?
  • 68. 3 Words To Describe Yourself
  • 69. Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?
  • 70. Do You Play Any Sports? If So, What Are They?
  • This or That:
  • 71. Pizza or Chicken Nuggets?
  • 72. Broccoli or Cauliflower?
  • 73. Cantaloupe or Honey Dew Melons?
  • 74. Math or Reading?
  • 75. Flowers or Chocolates?
  • 76. Christmas or Your Birthday?
  • 77. Hot or Cold?
  • 78. Pool or Beach?
  • 79. Cake or Pie?
  • 80. Picnic In The Park or Romantic Dinner?
  • Getting Deep:
  • 81. How Has Life Changed For You Over The Passed Few Years?
  • 82. Would You Say Your Friends Are Truly There For You?
  • 83. Do You Miss Someone Right Now?
  • 84. Have You Ever Had A Friend Turn On You?
  • 85. Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
  • 86. Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?
  • 87. What Are You Looking Forward To The Most Right Now?
  • 88. Have You Ever Cried Yourself To Sleep?
  • 89. Who Was Your Last Argument With?
  • 90. Are You Happy With Your Life Right Now?
  • Etc. Part 2:
  • 91. Do You Cry Easily?
  • 92. What Was The Last Movie You Cried At?
  • 93. Do You Save Souvenirs From Vacations?
  • 94. How Many Kids Do You Want?
  • 95. What Are You Listening To Right Now?
  • 96. One Thing You Love About Yourself
  • 97. One Thing You Dislike About Yourself
  • 98. Biggest Insecurity.
  • 99. What Does Your Last Text Message Say?
  • 100. Any Question You Want.
Guys ask me questions please! I'm so bored!! Ask as many as you like, I'll be 100% honest

Simple Life Questions:
1. Selfie
2. How Many Pets Do You Have?
3. Dog Person or Cat Person?
4. Diet or Regular Sodas?
5. Biggest Fear(s)
6. Favorite Food(s)
7. Best Friend’s Name(s)
8. Favorite Color(s)
9. Number Of Siblings
10. Favorite Animal

Love Life:
11. Crush’s Initials.
12. Hugs or Kisses?
13. Would You Have Sex On The First Date?
14. Do You Kiss & Tell?
15. First Kiss Story
16. Are You Single?
17. Reason For Your Last Break Up
18. Tall & Blonde or Brunette & A Little Nerdy?
19. 5 Turn Ons
20. 5 Turn Offs

Childhood:
21. Childhood Best Friend
22. Favorite Childhood Memory
23. Favorite Childhood Teacher
24. Favorite Childhood TV Show
25. Favorite Childhood Movie
26. Favorite Childhood Book
27. Childhood Crush’s Name
28. When You Were A Kid, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?
29. Favorite Childhood Activity
30. Favorite Elementary School Subject

Education:
31. Favorite School Subject Now
32. College Major (If In College)
33. If Not In College What Do You Want To Major In?
34. High School Graduation Year
35. College Graduation Year
36. College Of Choice
37. Private School or Public School
38. Did You Have To Wear A Uniform In School?
39. Was/Is Your High School Big or Small?
40. What Do You Want Your Career To Be?

More Fun Questions:
41. Describe Your Fashion Taste
42. Have You Ever Had A Secret Crush On A Friend?
43. Ideal Date
44. Favorite Nickname
45. London or Paris?
46. Favorite Store
47. If You Could Go Anywhere For A Week, All Expenses Paid, Where Would You Go?
48. Do You Know What You Want To Name Your Kids?
49. If You Could Meet Anyone, Dead or Alive, Who Would It Be?
50. Are You A Light Sleeper?

TV, Books, Movies and Music:
51. Comedy Movies or Musicals?
52. Favorite Book(s)
53. Favorite Movie(s)
54. Favorite TV Show(s)
55. If You Could Bring Back ANY Cancelled TV Show, What Would It Be?
56. Favorite Actor
57. Favorite Actress
58. Favorite Singer(s)
59. Favorite Band(s)
60. Favorite Song(s)

Etc.:
61. If You Were Stranded On A Island, What 5 Things Would You Want With You?
62. Do You Have An iPhone?
63. If You Have An iPhone What Is Your Favorite Game and/or App?
64. Favorite Fruit65. Favorite Vegetable
66. What Toppings Do You Get On Your Hamburger?
67. What Is Your Middle Name?
68. 3 Words To Describe Yourself
69. Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?
70. Do You Play Any Sports? If So, What Are They?

This or That:
71. Pizza or Chicken Nuggets?
72. Broccoli or Cauliflower?
73. Cantaloupe or Honey Dew Melons?
74. Math or Reading?
75. Flowers or Chocolates?
76. Christmas or Your Birthday?
77. Hot or Cold?
78. Pool or Beach?
79. Cake or Pie?
80. Picnic In The Park or Romantic Dinner?

Getting Deep:
81. How Has Life Changed For You Over The Passed Few Years?
82. Would You Say Your Friends Are Truly There For You?
83. Do You Miss Someone Right Now?
84. Have You Ever Had A Friend Turn On You?
85. Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
86. Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?
87. What Are You Looking Forward To The Most Right Now?
88. Have You Ever Cried Yourself To Sleep?
89. Who Was Your Last Argument With?
90. Are You Happy With Your Life Right Now?

Etc. Part 2:
91. Do You Cry Easily?
92. What Was The Last Movie You Cried At?
93. Do You Save Souvenirs From Vacations?
94. How Many Kids Do You Want?
95. What Are You Listening To Right Now?
96. One Thing You Love About Yourself
97. One Thing You Dislike About Yourself
98. Biggest Insecurity.
99. What Does Your Last Text Message Say?
100. Any Question You Want

How to Write Children

The other day I started writing something I’ve been thinking about for a long time.  The first chapter starts with the characters at age 7 and, for the sake of accuracy, I pulled out my notebook from the Child Development course I took over the summer.  I know that not everyone has access to a course like that or even notes from one, so I thought I could share some tips I picked up on writing children.

Age: Infancy (birth to ~2)

Infants don’t really do much besides eat and sleep.  The only way they know how to communicate is through crying; however, they do start making noises that sound like talking as they get older, which can be noted as cooing or babbling.  First words are usually short, brief words that are nouns or actions.  Language develops quickly at 50 words by 8-18 months, and 300 by 18-22 months.

Fresh babies can only see about 7-9 inches away from their face and without much peripheral vision.  Basically, things need to be right in front of them.  Infants respond to sound much easier, though, responding more to the mother’s voice, and sounds and rhythms of speech rather than nonsensical noises.  Babies are sensitive to smell, taste, and pain, being able to determine good and pleasant from the bad.

They spend about 2/3 of their time sleeping (16 hours a day).

Around 2-3 months, the infant starts being able to hold up their head, and around 3-4 months they can start grabbing things voluntarily.  

Age: Early Childhood (2-6)

At this stage, children are developing their gross motor skills, which is the large muscles.  They are learning to balance, throw, catch, push, pull, etc.  At this point, males and females are generally equal in terms of development and abilities.  Children can begin to develop fine motor skills at this stage, but not unless they have mastered gross motor skills.

Children at this stage usually develop patterns of erratic and unpredictable eating habits.  They can develop strong or strange preferences, and often are influenced by parental food preferences.

These ages need about 10-11 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period which is usually accomplished with 9-10 hours at night and a 1-2 hour nap during the day.

Children at this stage begin “symbolic” or pretend play.  They have one-dimensional thinking, and see themselves as the center of all situations, and this is completely normal development.  These children do not understand the laws of causality.  An example of this is that highways make cars go fast, or when I wake up the sun comes out (rather than people make highways fast or the sun will always come out whether you wake up or not).

Preschoolers learn an average of 9 words per day.  They also apply the concept of overregulation, which is applying grammar to words that are an exception to the rule (a child learn that you put -s on plurals and makes the word “mouses”).

Preschoolers start to identify and respond differently to their friends than other children.  They identify friends not by qualities, but rather the toys and activities they share.

Age: Middle Childhood (7-12)

This is the stage when children usually begin losing teeth.  They start going in for regular vision, hearing, and dental checks.  This is also the stage when hormonal differences begin to occur, not until puberty however.  Children begin to develop “executive functions” of thinking, such as goal setting, information processing, and self-regulation.

During middle childhood, children are increasing their speed, strength, agility, and balance.  They are developing hand-eye coordination, faster reaction time, and flexibility.  Their fine motor skills have increased to tie shoes, fasten buttons, zip zippers, etc.

Children at this stage begin to understand the law of conservation, which is the idea that properties of an object remain the same when superficial characteristics are rearranged or changed.  They can also begin to uses class inclusion, or understand that one category or class can include subcategories (**Note: This is Piaget’s theory and has since been proven that the development in this paragraph happens earlier than he accounted).

Children begin to develop a moral conscious that is usually dependent on the world around them.  Basically, children learn that they must conform to an authority or set of rules, and misbehavior results in automatic retribution.  Children at this age may also begin to lie as a way out of retribution, but do not fully grasp the concept of deception (develops around 9-10), so lies will be short, one-word answers rather than elaborate tales.

By age 6, children will have learned 7000-13000 words.  By ages 7-9, they will understand that words have different meanings and enjoy jokes.  

Children will start to develop self esteem around this age, and is usually higher in children with close relationships with their parents, and social acceptance by their peers.  Peers become powerful during middle childhood, and there becomes a lot of pressure to conform due to acceptance or rejection.

Age: Adolescence (13-17)

Puberty may have already happened before this age, but it usually marks the beginning of adolescence.  In males, early maturation is not usually seen any one way or another; however, late maturation in males can make them feel dominated an insecure.  This is reversed in females.  Early maturation can make them feel awkward and conspicuous.

Teenagers are at the peak of physical health, strength, and mental capacity (in general terms), yet this is a very hazardous age.  Rates of death by injury between ages 15-19 are about 6 times greater than the rate between ages 10-14 because of an egocentric feeling of invincibility.

Teenagers bodies have sexually matured, but they have limited executive functions and tend to be impulsive.  They may end up reacting to peer pressure.  Sexually-active adolescents have a higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections (estimated 2.5 million teenagers).

Many teenagers experience sleep deprivation (<6 hours), which can lead to poor performance.  Adolescents experience what is called phase delay.  This concept is the teenagers body shifting its sleeping schedule, making them fall asleep later and waking up later.  It is natural for teenagers to have difficulty falling asleep before 11pm.

At this stage, teenagers have a great capacity for abstract thinking and use of symbols.  They are categorized by hypothetical thinking (what might be rather than what is), Utopian thinking (the future’s possibilities), and symbolic thinking (how a symbol can represent something greater).

Teenagers still experience a sense of egocentrism.  Adolescents are overly concerned about what others think of them, and feel under scrutiny or on stage (”imaginary audience”).  They also believe that their own thoughts and beliefs are special and unique, which can lead to them feeling alone and isolated.

The differences between genders (I’m sorry I don’t have any notes on trans youth we didn’t cover that) is now much more obvious due to cultural experiences.  Girls tend to be better in verbal skills such as reading, and expressive language, whereas boys tend to be better at visual-spatial abilities because of sports.  In a study of 7 million teenagers, they found no difference between boys and girls in mathematics.

*** Please note that this is a very simplified and edited version of my notes.  There are entire sections of the science behind development, and also disorders and diseases.  If you want a deeper explanation on anything, or posts about the two subjects I skipped over, please feel free to ask! ***