As any parent with teenagers can tell you, those teen years can sometimes be confusing, aggravating, and frustrating. Many have asked the question, “What is going on inside their heads?” In his new book, BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Neuropsychologist Dr. Daniel Siegel sheds some light on the subject, and explains why teens think the way they do.
Each year Ulster Project Cincinnati welcomes teens from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland to come here and stay with host families with teenagers. The local teens and those visiting from Northern Ireland are able to get to know each other, and learn to appreciate and respect their differences. Ulster Project Cincinnati Board President Jennifer King and two local teens who have participated in the Ulster Project, Lexi Hodge and Emilee Hollis, talk about their experiences.
Cincinnati Magazine’s Associate Managing Editor Amy Brownlee has a fascinating article in the October issue about the 2009 murder of 17 year-old Travis White in Covington, and his 14 year-old girlfriend, Emily Ball, who was found guilty for arranging the murder. Mark Perzel and the writer discuss the background of this case and what may happen in early October when Ball, who is now 18, has a state-mandated resentencing hearing.