When children’s emotional needs are not met in the family, they look for new friends
teen Between puberty, physical and mental development in children is relatively rapid. During this period, there are many changes in the mental state of the children. At this age the teenager struggles for his identity. In such a situation, sometimes he also takes the wrong path. It is at this age that temperament and behavior take shape. Therefore, it is very challenging for the parents to understand the children and bring them on the right track. This age is called ‘Adolescent’. It is divided into two parts, Early Adolescent (10-15 Years) i.e. early adolescence and Late Adolescent (16-20 Years) i.e. after that-
why change happens
This is a hormonal change. Pleasure peaks with the development of the brain. In every situation, the child seeks pleasure, while the part of the brain that perceives danger or risk is not developed. That’s why children are oblivious to dangerous things and do harm.
The delicate changes of the age of 16-20
Children of this age become very conscious about their identity and social values. Like how society and friends see him on every issue? Be very aware of the looks, like how the hair is, what the skin looks like, length and body texture etc. The brain develops in such a way that it is fun to take thrills or risks. Like driving fast, trying new experiments, but don’t understand the risk. That is, there is the ability to take risks, but not to understand the risk.
such is this age
Energy is enough, brain development is fast.
Try to show independence in the family.
There is a lot of curiosity about the surrounding environment.
Taking an interest in things that attract you.
Attempt to understand identity and value in society.
Recognize such changes
It’s normal at this age to have a little negativity or talk unheard of, but it’s a cause for concern.
To insist, quarrel and go against the rules of the family.
Increased screen time, drug addiction or attraction to the opposite gender.
Be friendly at this age
In adolescence, treat children as friends, not parents. If you don’t like something, don’t hesitate, explain it easily. This will open the way for communication, otherwise you will shy away from talking next time.
Such is the parental supervision
Instead of monitoring the child for 24 hours, see who he meets, what are his interests, what kind of books he reads, what he sees on the internet.
effect of social distance in lockdown
The social aspect is important for healthy development and the social distancing and restrictions during the pandemic have taken a toll on children’s mood.
sit together while eating, keep tv-mobiles off
Have dinner together, but keep the TV and mobile off, so that everyone listens carefully to each other. Share your experiences, like how did you cope when you faced a difficult situation. This will make them feel that when parents share their views, so should we. Studies have revealed that children who share their problems with their family are less likely to face problems in their lives.