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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, so for those of you who don't know me, I'm Mike and I've been active on this site since 2001. I'm also a pediatrician and I'm currently in training to become an adolescent medicine specialist.

I'm doing a talk on neurodevelopment in teenagers, or how the brain develops during the teenage years. I'm presenting this information to a group of pediatricians, some of them rather stodgy in their views.

I want to present adolescence as a time when creativity develops and when some of the "nuttier" behaviors for which teenagers are famous may manifest. I want to present these behaviors as normative, which is to say that they are normal, healthy, and probably lead teenagers to becoming well-adjusted adults. I also want to get pediatricians to start seeing teenagers in a positive light for the energy and creativity that they have, rather than simply rolling their eyes at a mohawk and immediately assuming that the kid uses drugs and is having unprotected intercourse.

I also can't just use your images without permission. So if you are between the ages of 13 and 20 and you have some pictures of yourself with a crazy hairstyle, or engaging in generalized nuttiness...or if you have a picture of a good drawing or painting you did, can you please let me know, post it to your gallery or something?

I will use no identifying information in the talk and the talk is strictly educational (neither I nor anyone else makes any money from the talk). The images will remain your property. Basically, it's the grown-up version of a school presentation and I need some visual aids.

Any volunteers?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:< Has dreads, spins fire, is an artist.

May I be of assistance?

hug


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Can you present it to us too. Im heading to teenage parenthood eek ubbloco

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Posted:im 13 and il try to post a drawing or two if it will help smile

Ich brauche Zeit
Kein Heroin kein Alkohol kein Nikotin
Brauch keine Hilfe
Kein Koffein
Doch Dynamit und Terpentin
Ich brauche l fr Gasolin
Explosiv wie Kerosin
Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei
Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:I have some great photos showing normal day-to-day activities for teenagers, including what happens if you clip a driza-bone to a horse riding helmet (one having male clips the other having female clips), and what happens when you have a bunch of teenagers, black walls and lots of bright coloured paint... I have so many photos of teenage tom-foolery lying around (thanks to venturers) but none of them are of me, and I don't think I should be sending you photos of other people without their knowledge

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Posted:if i could figure out my scanner

Ich brauche Zeit
Kein Heroin kein Alkohol kein Nikotin
Brauch keine Hilfe
Kein Koffein
Doch Dynamit und Terpentin
Ich brauche l fr Gasolin
Explosiv wie Kerosin
Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei
Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin

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Moka
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Moka

is a medium/large scary man
Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Mi...

Total posts: 420
Posted:Have a 16mm Earlobe stretch and a septum piercing... PM me if I may help out...

Contact juggling was invented by dung beetles.

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted: Written by: Gnor


Can you present it to us too. Im heading to teenage parenthood eek ubbloco



and I'm already there, gnor... with a 2nd one hitting 13 in april!! eek hug eek


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Just_Another_Clown


Just_Another_Clown

old hand
Location: London

Total posts: 965
Posted:The joys of being young! biggrin biggrin biggrin I will have something for you shortly.

Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

Gate Keeper to Shocked_Prawn. None may pass.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:*returned your pm doc* smile

also, ive got some newer photos from a performance which i havent seen yet, ill let you know if any of them are any good smile


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic


Total posts: 4991
Posted:use some of mine if you'd like mike....

adolescent pierced punk fire spinner - proud tattooed farther of miracle baby. smile


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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