[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of March 13—19 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 415 - Let's Stop Labeling Young People

[The participants are Michael Thorneloe, who is a Christian Scientist, and Harlan Witham, who is not a Christian Scientist.]

Witham: Very often young people today are collectively labeled as rebellious, disrespectful, or even delinquent. Parents too can be tempted to label them in these ways. Such wholesale labeling doesn't do justice either to parents or young people, and yet there is no question that some thirteen-and fourteen-year-olds, for example, do have very serious problems of rebellion, drugs, and delinquency. Still, it's not fair to label all young people in this way.

Words of Current Interest
March 21, 1970

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