Kids grow up fast. Teenagers want to grow up even faster. Teenage is the toughest part of life where it is surrounded by challenges and competitions. This is the time in the life of a teenager where they prefer to do things on their own and parental interference is what they hate the most. Experimenting with life is what they love to do. Teenage is also the time when most of the teens are under a lot of pressure.
There could be pressure due to studies. Trouble at home could be one of the reasons and there could be various others that could put pressure on you. At school or college the pressure could be due to the assignments and exams. Either the syllabus is too much or some of the teenagers are not that quick and capable to adapt. Lack of time management also causes a lot of problems. The year passes by with lots of fun and frolic but when exams knock the door, they start seeing nightmares.
Apart from school, college and exams, socializing is what teens love to do. They party around, go for movies and hang out with friends. Among all this, the most noticeable part is when they flaunt a lot on their clothes and looks. Here too there is a lot of pressure. Not all of them are beautiful and neither are they in good shape. Obesity is a very common problem and a lot of teens are a victim to this. This discourages them very badly as they are not as beautiful as their friends and neither do they have a good figure as the others. As a result they grow with a lot of inferiority complex and they tend to get a lot frustrated with life.
Teenage is that phase of life where there is no space for patience and neither do the teens have the maturity to understand things in its right manner. They usually react very wildly if things are not in their favor and in some very extreme cases, they take to bad habits like smoking and alcoholism which could be very fatal. This is an easy escape to a world where there is no worries and nobody to bother them, at least for a while. But this escapism could not be safe all the time.
Parents often react wildly when they see their teenage children in such a state. They often panic seeing their sons and daughters coming home drunk or sweating at the dinner table as they have not taken a puff for a long time. It is indeed a matter of worry but things could be better if situations are taken in the most positive manner. It is for the parents to understand that, teenage is the learning period in the life of an individual. They make a lot of mistakes but it is from them that they learn. Getting baffled or punishing them is not what is expected from the parents. Instead talk to your teenage son or daughter and get to the root of the problem. This is the time that they need to show their real responsibility as parents and guide their children. Getting angry on them or neglecting them, never provides a solution. In fact they can make things worse.
Teenage hood at times may be a very risky period, but it also teaches you a lot of things. For some, it may be a lesson for life. Nobody would ever understand that better than the one who has already crossed this stage of life. There could be pressure due to exams and sometimes health problems like obesity could also fall heavily on a teenager. This could lead them to bad habits like alcoholism and smoking but it is completely the support of friends and family that could bring them out of it.