Most adolescents are full of optimism and represent a positive force in society, an asset now and for the future as they grow and develop into adults. When supported, they can be resilient in absorbing setbacks and overcoming problems. Adolescents are at risk of early and unwanted pregnancy, of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, and vulnerable to the dangers of tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs. Many are exposed to violence and fear on a daily basis. Some of the pressures adolescents are under, or the choices they make, can change the course of their young lives, or even end them.
In studying adolescent development, adolescence can be defined biologically, as the physical transition marked by the onset of puberty and the termination of physical growth; cognitively, as changes in the ability to think abstractly and multi-dimensionally; or socially, as a period of preparation for adult roles. Cognitive advances encompass both increases in knowledge and in the ability to think abstractly and to reason more effectively. Developmental psychologists might focus on changes in relations with parents and peers as a function of school structure and pubertal status.Therefore, as adolescents grow in maturity they also learn how to regulate their emotions which has positive and negative effects on relationship with family and friends. (a textbook of child psychology virender kumar 2012). As adolescents acquire greater conceptual complexity and participated in more varied social relationship, they begin to be able to assume an adult perspective in problem solving and decision making.
A DISCUSSION ON HOW TEENAGERS TREAT THEIR ELDES NOWADAYS Every teenager has a problem and there is no doubt about it. As any parent of a teenager knows that discipline can be difficult and confusing issue, of course a teenager also knows what good behavior is and which is the right way to comfort and make their elders happy. The teenagers of nowadays grow up in different social structures unlike those in the past. In The Vanishing Adolescent Edgar Friendenberg (1959, pp.15) postulates an essential incompatibility between modern society and adolescence as a unique developmental period. In his view adolescence identity formation proceeds mainly with society.
Teenage is a time of developing independence. Changes in attention, motivation and risk taking actions are the typical changes in the behaviors of the teenage. Behavioral problems are significant in all ages but one of the most challenging is the teenage aggression. In psychology, the term aggression means behaviors that can result in physical as well as psychological harm to oneself, others or the environment around (Cherry, 2016). According to Baron & Richardson (1994), Aggression is a feeling of expression which can be seen externally and is expected to cause harm to the other person who does not wish to be harmed.
Introduction The years of adolescence is a challenging time for many families because the adolescence years are the times when young people start to develop a system of values, try to find a sense where they belong, and explore into beliefs that are different from their parents. Many adolescents struggle with depression and anxiety and substance abuse because adolescents are more susceptible to different types of pressure. These pressures are due to their surroundings, family, and friends. Adolescents are at an age in which they are vulnerable. Being this vulnerable can lead them down into crossroads while trying to find out who they are, their purpose and where they belong.
Larson & Richards (1994) stated that adolescence has more to do with cognitive and environment factors and less to do with puberty. When it comes to cognitive development, it is different in the age group of 12 – 18 (period that falls under the larger period of adolescence) and different in the age group of 6 – 12. The former age group is more likely to make complex decisions and is faced with more choices – half of which he may not have permission to make or knowledge to carry out. This is one of the many reasons this age group suffers from ‘storm and stress’. But the same factors that cause some children distress is also what develops their
Common examples include listening to music, trying to make their own decisions, daydreaming, trying to figure out solutions, keeping up friendships, watching television and being close to people they care about. These behaviors are appropriate for adolescents who are trying to become independent, take responsibility for themselves, and draw on friends and family for support. There are as many misconceptions about teen depression as there are about teenagers in general. Yes, the teen years are tough, but most teens struggle with balancing all the filial and school responsibilities they have. They try so hard to balance them it burns them out and eventually weighs them down to procrastination, then unproductivity.
It is a period where the student develops their talents and attitudes, and trying to find what they want to do further in their life. It is a period where the need for independence arises and the peer pressure increases. Teenagers in this stage may also test their boundaries, trying new things and rebelling against authority figures, which may lead to conflicts arising. They also have a greater sense of privacy, and developing healthy relationships and strong bonds with their close friends and peers are crucial for normal, social and emotional development. Overall, the social and emotional development in teenagers in high school is a period of self-exploration and actualization, as they become more independent and self-reliant.
Adolescence or teenage can be defined as a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. It is a phase of challenging social and biological development. Adolescence is a stage of complete transition where teenagers develop advanced reasoning skills, abstract thinking skills, establish an identity, become comfortable with one’s sexuality and establish intimacy. Out of all the stages of human development, adolescence has a special role in shaping a person’s personality and how they turn out to be as adults. Teenagers have a different concept of self in this phase of development.
They can start to imagine their future and others around them, they are starting to resolve problems similar to adults and some select not to, adolescence are starting to check their own parents by "turning them off" they are starting to think they are "too cool" for their parents and they initiate to rebel this is an intellectual thing as they think they know more than their parents. Lots of adolescence start to rebel against school and don’t want to be there. Parents have to try and make sure they are learning at the same time as going through this complicated stage in their life. Their needs are important school is essential parents must set out regulations for them so they know right and wrong. Social Support In early adolescence children tend to do things in groups, as they grown-up they start to begin sexual maturity by finding partners they may start to experiment sexual intercourse, adolescence go through a stage of staying out late and rebelling against their parents, they think they are elder than they actually are, parents have to provide them the independence they need to grow up but also may look after them as they are still economically dependent on their