by Dr. Carl Pickhardt 2012

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Adolescence and the Teenage Crush" by Dr. Carl Pickhardt.

In his article, "Adolescence and the Teenage Crush," Dr. Carl Pickhardt delineates between different types of teenage crushes. According to his analysis, having a crush on someone is a normal part of adolescence.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be grown up?" and "How does love emerge?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this informational text at home:
    • What was "Adolescence and the Teenage Crush" about?
    • What did you learn about Growing Up?
    • What did you learn about Love?
  • Watch The Science of Love at home with your child.