Saturday, 23 June 2012

Adolescence Problems

Do you remember those school days when you would admire girls and boys going to colleges wearing colored dresses with only few books in hand?
Yes most of us did.

Every school student feels like growing up early and becoming their role model. This is mostly the case with many students of 12-15. Students of this age group feel that college symbolizes freedom and fun while school is where one has to be obedient and follow discipline.

But sadly when they enter pre-university colleges, they understand that college is that phase of life when students get pushed through a punishing regimen of continuous tuitions, classes, practical laboratories etc. Of course most of the art’s and commerce students do not have to face as serious life as the science stream students do. But still all the students in this phase of life are subjected to pressure, tension, worry, uneasiness.

Teen age is that period in life when the duty of full respect for parents becomes hard. The young person is torn between the need for dependence on parents and the urge for adult independence. There is a tendency to blame parents for all the wrong things that happen in life. It is quite natural for the parents to get worked up when they see their children going on the wrong path. This pain comes out in the form of harsh rebuke. It is beneficial if the child pays more attention in finding the intention rather the manner in which the words are put through. This does not happen. Most of the times, the child harms himself as a means of protest. Is this a heroic action? Why blame teenagers when even adults do it. Young men and women try to harm themselves in the case of love failure. Sometimes they also harm others. It sounds silly when we read it in the newspapers. Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol.

There is no need to indulge ourselves in doing such sinful acts when we know that our beloved ones will be hurt and pained to a greater extent. Parents and other caring adults play a vital role in providing support and helping teens achieve their best on their way to adulthood.


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