At the end of a recent parenting presentation a mum told me of her frustration with her 12 year old son.
“He just can’t remember a thing I tell him! I asked him to clean his room and tidy this stuff off the kitchen table and he told me to stop nagging!”
Another mum who was listening chimed in and said, “That’s one instruction too many for a boy of that age! Your son probably has Scrambled-brain syndrome.”
This mum is right. I’m not too sure about the term she used, but many boys in early puberty battle their physiology.
Their brains begin a reconstruction that will finish sometime in their mid twenties. In the early teenage years simple recall can be a problem for boys. Some even have trouble finding the right words to use. It takes a little longer to find the right informati...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)