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“The telephone, a symbol of entering adolescence”

The cross : What does the telephone represent for teenagers? Barbara Fontar: Undoubtedly the symbol of their emancipation with regard to institutions, family and school, the symbol of their entry into adolescence. Or rather, for some, in pre-adolescence. Most of the time, parents give their child a phone when he arrives in sixth grade, but […]

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teenage lies

Children love to disguise the world or, as the adults say, to lie. It’s a way of progressively differentiating dream from reality and appropriating the latter. It also happens to teenagers to lie, but for very different reasons. They have acquired the difference between dream and reality, as well as a certain moral sense. They […]

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With “puffs”, disposable electronic cigarettes, the tobacco industry seeks to seduce children

Not long ago, pushing open the door of a tobacconist meant coming across packets of cigarettes lined up on shelves behind the counter, crossed out with an alert: ” Smoking kills “. From now on, there are also colorful and thin cases, Malabar pink or apple green, which display sweet flavors: “iced grape”, “mango”, “lychee”, […]

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Parents facing their children’s addiction: “understanding is not accepting”

The cross : How to explain that a young person switches to addiction? Muriel Lascaux: There is no typical profile or criteria indicating that such a family will be confronted with addictive behavior. There are, however, risk factors, including genetics, and family history. There are also individual factors: impulsiveness, anxiety, difficulty making friends… Some personalities […]