For a teenage it is hard for them to see past the months calender. it is hard for them to chart a direct course to the end of the school year. It is hard to imagine that the day they graduate and go to college will ever REALLY come. Their immaturity and inexperience keeps them from evaluating time and space in a reasonable manner. It keeps them from being able to discern what is urgent and what really doesn't have to happen this very minute. The adolescent choices that we empower them with can seem larger than life to them and they don't always make good decisions. That is why we allow them to make minor decisions under our supervision. They can make a wrong choice and we can help them get back on track and make better choices in the future. Sometimes......Sometimes it costs them more than we can imagine.....more than WE can envision.
SOMETIMES IT COSTS THEM UNTIL FOREVER!......THE REST OF THEIR LIFE?......IN PRISON?