zync asks:

Are teen's dreams about their future always changing?

How do dreams play a role in teen's life? What do they change based on?
In Topics: Teen issues
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
May 18, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Zync,

This is a complicated question because not all teens talk about their dreams. We know that the brain of the teenager is still growing until they are in their early 20's, so it would suffice to say that their dreams may change as they grow and mature.

A teens's dreams and goals for their future can change based on maturity, their environment and their experiences in school and elsewhere. For example one teen  always had the dream of being a doctor, but when she reached high school and took advanced science courses she realized that being a doctor was not for her.
Another instance is someone who always dreamt of being a professional football player but as he grew up he realized it would be more realistic to go to college to be a personal trainer since the chances of being a pro football player were very slim.

You may want to do more research on the subject and let us know what you discover. It could be an interesting article!

Thanks for reaching out and let us know if we can help you or your family.


Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
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