About half of all South African teenagers aged between 15 and 19 reported having had sex. Teenage pregnancy is considered as one major distraction to the success of many girls’ education. Teenage pregnancy is a social problem with biological and physical consequences. Sexual education is now part of the learning area ‘Life Skills” in schools, but teenagers still fall pregnant because they are not open and lack transparency when discussing sexual matters. Teenage pregnancy has always been a medical problem no matter how many young girls are educated about sexual intercourse, condoms, contraceptives and HIV/AIDS.
Homelessness in Children Homelessness in children is a serious widespread problem that causes vulnerability and anxiety in children due to the lack of stability in life. Children without permanent homes are also more susceptible to severe and chronic health problems. In the novel Dicey’s Song the journey of four young children who were neglected by their mentally ill mother and forced to fend for themselves is described. The plot examines the challenges the Tillerman children faced while being homeless, and issue that still exists today. Therefore, in the novel Dicey’s Song Cynthia Voigt explores the issue of homelessness in children, and issue that is still significant in today’s society.
These bullies who torment the disabled children are not being informed that maybe at home the child´s family did not eat because they had to pay for another doctor´s visit. Family´s that have a disabled member are always struggling with these problems. Families struggle with social issues, financial issues, and much more. If people are informed of this world wide problem these problems may be limited.
PEER PRESSURE Peer pressure, a term that may or may not have affected you when you were a teenager but as a teenager myself, peer pressure has definitely made an impact on my life, be it good and bad. In the age of 10 to 19, teenagers tend to have the most difficult times. Teenagers feel peer pressure everyday in their lives, whether it’s in school or outside. During the teenage period, teens try to find their identity and differentiate from their parents by joining peer groups and sometimes these peer groups may offer bad advices and negative choices to teens. In this essay I will argue that peer pressure is not good for self-development based on my researches and understandings.
Right away the statement points out that the mothers are beggars and the author is thinking about strategies or ways they can make the child beneficial for the mothers, since the infants are so hard to support for some who are unfortunate. Throughout the reading, Jonathan Swift gives out crazy ideas about the topic of many children being born into families who in a way can not support them. In the article “Financial Problems Of Teenage Pregnancy” it claims “Teenage parents face a lot of problems from parenting to finances, especially because the teenager hasn’t even started earning when the baby is born. The problems that teenagers face are many, though they can be overcome with commitment, support and dedication” (Bhadra Kamalasanan). The parents struggle financially because most of the time they have not started working and even committed to a career.
Homelessness effects many individual’s health, but the most severe is with infants and children. The infants and children are relying on the parent(s) to take care of them, and when they are unable to afford housing, it causes the children to not trust the parent(s) and are put under more stress than they are already feeling by trying to grasp reality. There is also the issue with domestic abuse victims with women and men that cause serious issues and tension with trust and security between individuals. The society is barely doing anything to help prevent homelessness and are instead complaining that it is a governmental issue and they have to solve it. When this occurs, it just becomes one large bickering battle that does not get anything solved.
Drug Abuse Causes and Effects on Teenagers Drug abuse is one of the top issues defying the country today particularly among the teenagers. Occurrences of drug and alcohol abuse and related anti-social behavior have massively expanded lately. This has become a matter of concern to the government, parents and teachers. Teens regularly try different things with an assortment of activities and substances. Unfortunately, this experimentation can prompt substance misuse and addiction.
Over time families begin to change they grow apart as they are aging. Parents are growing older to the point of retirement and possibly ending up in a retirement home, while their children are living their own lives and raising a family. Behavior is another changing factor within almost every family a child will eventually become a teenager which means a lot more attitude. Teenagers tend to backtalk, argue, and disrespect their parents its part of what they do. Hormones have a lot to do with it they feel depressing, anxiety, emotional which as a result changes their behavior.
Peers help adolescents get through puberty. While most adults fear peer pressure, it has been noted that most peers help adolescents make better choices instead of poor ones. (K.S. Berger, 2014) Peers had a huge role in The Breakfast Club, when Brian asked what would happen Monday and if they would all still be friends Claire broke his heart by saying she probably wouldn’t acknowledge him more or less. The reason Claire made this statement is because she was afraid of what her friends would say or how they would perceive her being friends with Brian.
Today there is a wide variety of how teenagers are raised, and with all the different ways to handle situations, it is hard to determine which way is fair. Growing up in a house with overprotective parents, but having a friend with permissive parents shows the way things could be. Teens reach an age where they think that they should be able to do the things that they want with their parents permission, but when you have overprotective parents you will most likely not have permission to do so. So what do they do? They rebel and lie to their parents, because their friend with the permissive parents say it 's okay, so now the teen feels like they should be able to go anyways.