Dealing with a Teenager!
Date: Monday, April 11th, 2022.
Hello readers, Happy Monday to you all, and welcome to another wonderful day; I hope you achieve what you want today.
Today is the 11th day of April!
The teenage period is the most difficult stage in a person's life.
A person's life truly starts to take form during these times, and whatever decisions you take may affect your future.
A teenager's life transforms daily; one minute, they seem interested in a topic in school, a current sport, or a type of music, only to shift gears the next day completely.
Regularly exposed to unique ideas, social circumstances, and individuals, teenagers work to grow their interests and characters during this time of great change.
Before their teenage years, adolescents are more focused on play, school, and gaining approval from their parents.
But, now, those retired goals are substituted with a craving for independence as teenagers work towards becoming young adults.
During this period of growth, teenagers tend to grow physically, emotionally, and cognitively, and these developments won't happen without challenges.
Depression In Teenagers
We all have our "down days."
It may be because of the bad weather or the disappointing grades on a difficult test, but some days teenagers may act uninterested in school or life.
These symptoms may pass as teens move on to new subjects or meet new comrades/friends to distract themselves from what worried them at that moment.
But if a teenager seems to be showing symptoms of depression for more than two straight weeks, it may be something beyond normal teenage mood swings.
A mixture of factors may cause teens to feel depressed or down.
In a research, it is said that: Girls become more depressed from interpersonal problems, such as fallen relationships, absence of friends and support, and disputes in the family.
Boys are more depressed from failing a test or not being accepted into a club or sports team.
These negative events may greatly affect a teen's mental health.
Teens who suffer from negative interpersonal and achievement events will likely suffer from low self-esteem/confidence, a powerful hindrance to treating depression.
Teenage Drugs Use
Teenagers begin using drugs to cope with the stress and depression in their lives, while others try them due to pressure from their friends.
Drug use among teenagers has far-reaching effects that negatively affect their lives.
When dealing with negative or stressful events, some teens use these drugs to escape or avoid fear and pain in situations where they don't have control.
One of the most common reasons teens will use drugs is as coping mechanisms are due to victimization and witnessing violence.
While victimization plays an enormous role in teenagers taking drugs, their peer groups may profoundly affect their views on drugs.
Teenagers who surround themselves with peers who resist drugs/alcohol are more likely to resist alcohol and drugs, while those who make friends with drug users are more likely also to become drug users.
Around the world, adolescence represents a time when they will start and sometimes end a serious first relationship.
Within these relationships, mistakes may happen, and a teenager may become pregnant.
Teenage pregnancy is associated with a host of negative outcomes for both parent and child.
Children of teenage mothers are more likely to become pregnant at a younger age and have a high chance of engaging in drug use.
Teachers and Parents of teenagers might recognize the phrase "I am bored."
Many teenagers find school and classwork "pointless" or "unexciting," and report they don't feel challenged or motivated by the material.
Most students drop out of school because they are uninterested in the material.
Most children who drop out may not be failing students; many of them are C averages or better, and if they had continued, they would have graduated perfectly.
The absence of motivation was why they didn't finish school for these students.
Thank you for reading!
Teenage life is hard. But as I thought my teenage stage was my worse stage in life now adulthood is seemingly worse. Bottom line no stage in our lives is made easy