The teenager is self-conscious and
obsessed with self.
Understanding Your Teenager
The years between childhood, adolescence and maturity involves
rapid change. Growing up is a normal process -
all that makes it difficult is the interaction of the child
with those around him or her.
Given below are a few common problems a parent would face.
Being aware of the problems and understanding the fact that
these behavioural traits are normal in the growing up process,
helps parents to deal with them. And, finally remember one
thing, that every child and every family is different.
He / She apes friends and their behaviour.
Friends are more important than parents.
Is intolerant and quarrelsome with
Sees issues from his or her point
of view. Makes his / her own decisions and starts
to think independently.
Experiments with different clothes,
tests boundaries and takes risks.
Questions parental attitude.
Debates every issue.
Extremely argumentative at times.
Neglects school work.
Adolescence is often accompanied by
an increase in autonomy and emotional distance
from the parents.
During adolescence, peer friendships
mean more than the parents.
Adolescents are more likely to be
open with their friends, discussing such issues as
dating, sexuality, personal experiences and common interests.
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