Contact Author Are Teenagers the Problem? The normal flow of conversation was in the form of complaints about raising teenagers. I could see that each parent was only adding one more item to the list of complaints. Kids go where there is excitement.
Source Teen Issues Recently, I attended a school program with other parents of teenagers. The conversation was mainly complaints about raising teenagers. Each parent was only adding items to the list of complaints, but offering no solutions.
This got me thinking that what we need today is to look at the problem in a different light. I took a good look at the teenager I raise, followed him around, spoke to him awhile, talked with other teenagers, and this is what I found.
They long to belong to supportive and accepting communities beyond their family. They experience stress and difficulty prioritizing and managing their time.
They feel lots of pressure from peers, parents, and society to conform to conflicting expectations. They are at risk of mental and physical health issues. They lack good mentors, role models, and heroes. They are tempted to begin unhealthy patterns with drugs and alcohol.
They are exposed to on-screen violence and unhealthy social media. They face bullying—online and off.
They may participate in risky sexual activity and behavior. Each of these is described fully below, with suggestions for how a parent can help navigate or avoid these problems. Issues With Body image During the transition from childhood to adulthood, while their bodies are morphing into new shapes and sizes, teens are struggling to come to terms with their bodies and get comfortable inside their own skins.
The cherubic child is gone and they are left looking at a stranger in the mirror: Eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, etc.
Eating disorders can affect a teen's health, mood, relationships, and day-to-day functioning. Eating disorders affect women more than men, but more young men are more prone to something called muscle dysmorphiawhere they become unhealthily obsessed with being bigger and more muscular.
Even if the discontentment with their body doesn't cause them to excessively exercise or make themselves sick, the ongoing and pervasive feeling that their bodies are "not right" can have many lasting negative affects on their lives.
Teens feel pressure to conform to many unhealthy expectations regarding their bodies, behavior, and appearance. An Unmet Need for Community and Identity I see many teenagers struggling to find a place in society, wanting to be recognized by their peers and accepted for what they are.
This is one of the most important tasks of their lives at this juncture and they are faced with a lot of anxiety and insecurity as they work around this.
When teens get the message that they don't fit in and don't belong here, it can lead to feelings of isolation, disconnect, and depression. The television shows marketed to this age group normalize bullying, premarital sex, aggressive and violent behavior, and rule-breaking.
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What is a teen to do? Is it their fault if they are confused, defiant, or out-of-control? Take my son as an example. He was brought up to be respectful, helpful, kind, gentle, tolerant, follow moral and biblical principles of honesty, integrity etc.
He is like most teenagers who haven't yet found a group of friends that accepts and loves them the way they are. This feeling of not-belonging is prevalent and affects all aspects of a teen's life.
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