Definition Of Adolescence

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Adolescence can be defined as the period of the dawn of puberty when a young person transforms from a child into an adult. It comes from the word ‘Adolescere’ which has roots in the Latin speech. It means ‘to grow up’ or ‘enter into adulthood’. It begins at the age of around 10 and continues till the age of 21, however it may vary from person to person in accordance to their lifestyle, culture, time and socioeconomic situation. Adolescence is a fragile, transitional and developmental stage of one’s life which has a huge impact on a person’s physical, psychological and physiological traits and their personality build up. In other words, Puberty can be defined as the age bracket during which a person reaches sexual maturity and is capable to…show more content…
Adolescent psychology is concerned with the various aspects of development during the second decade of your life and a wide range of social implications and applications that have been obtained through empirical research. It deals with the foundations ad basics of adolescent development and the special challenges that arise at this…show more content…
Adolescence is a time of cracked voices, acne breakouts and body proportion changes due to the hormonal release taking place. This makes the growing child conscious about how they look, weigh, smell and sound. As a consequence, they may avoid mingling with people and social interactions in general. Girls often end up dieting (sometimes to dangerous level) just to look physically appealing and socially acceptable by their peer group. In Pakistan, most youths’ ability to develop a positive self-esteem is affected by family life and parental criticism. This leads to these youngsters being a victim of Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia. Menstrual Cycle and PMS. Getting her first period for a girl is a milestone on her way to become a woman but it can also be confusing and scary especially if they are irregular or she suffers with premenstrual syndrome. Some of the most common symptoms are acne, sore breasts, headaches, food cravings, upset stomach and irritability. The symptoms in some girls are more intense than the other. Bodily changes due to hormones are natural and adolescents should be provided with adequate knowledge to eliminate these
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