Teenagers today are undergoing lots of changes. They are between the ages of
13 to 19. Many of them are undergoing physical and emotional changes. These are
the stages in the teenagers that are unavoidable.
The teenage life is full of happiness, sadness, enjoyment and it can be
interesting too. This is because in the teenage life that a teenager is
subjected to physical growth, hormonal changes and even dilemmas. They may be in
a stage of conflict like undergoing puppy love. This is only a normal part of
Making friends is part and parcel of a teenager's life. The teenager should
enjoy life by making friends with peers and participate in healthy activities
such as camping, picnic, kayaking, swimming and s on. Through friends, a
teenager learns to joke, laugh and play to release stress and tension. By making
friends, the teenager learns to sweeten his or her joys and even eases the
bitterness of life's downtime.
Many teenagers are very conscious of their physical outlook. It is at this
part of their life that beauty strikes as the main self-image. They love to
follow up with the latest trends for dressing, hairstyle and even look good with
their physical image. Some girls and boys go on a crash diet to slim down in
order to look attractive. Others may suffer from acne and pimples that may scar
their external beauty.
Another stage in a teenager is the teenager's love life. There are chemical
changes in the body and so the teenager tends to have a sense of feelings for
the opposite sex. They will experience love and rejection. These sometimes will
affect their studies.
Parents tend to play a role in a teenager's life. Parents today are overly
concern over their children's well-being. They like to control their freedom and
have a say n what the teenagers do. Hence, we have cases of disagreements,
disputes, quarrels and even runaways from homes among some teenage girls.
There are also negative problems that may pop out during a teenage life. A
teenager is not well guided may fall into the wrong path. Some teenagers are
involved in drugs trafflicking, smoking, drinking and smuggling of illegal
products into the country. Others tend to vent their anger by vandalizing public
property. We have those with no regard and respect for the elders.
The mass media has an influence over the lives of many teenagers. Violent
action movies, obscene shows and pornography surfed from the Internet can bring
a disastrous effect on a teenager's life. There will be more harm than good if
nothing is done.