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David Balick and Kate McCauley (l-r) talk about the teen brain and how to deal with the “dangerous years” between 12 and 18.

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Arlington All In Conference Addresses the Dangerous Years

“It’s your job to explain to me the consequences of my actions,” teen tells mom.

Mother and son sat on the stage of the George Mason Founder’s Hall auditorium last Saturday, and talked as though they were in their kitchen at home. Kate McCauley and David Balick were discussing those dangerous years between 6th and 12th grade, when teens may exercise poor judgement and parents may overreact, or not react enough.


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