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The Calm Before The Norm

Written by Kristin Owen

There's a commonly held belief that a seemingly well-adjusted teenager is a ticking time-bomb, a problem waiting to happen. Researchers now say the opposite appears to be true. Happy teens may be just that.

A 35-year study has disproved the long-held psychoanalytic theory that well-adjusted teens will show significant maladjustment later in life. Puberty does not necessarily breed rebellion and emotional turmoil, the researchers found.


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