A boy who helps out in the house but then he stops; can also be seen as rebellion. Teenagers rebellion can be both beneficial and harmful to a teen's maturation process. During teen's maturation, parents should be more focused on their children because they have a lot of questions about adult life. Normally, teenagers are naïve to see their own consequences. It is okay to make mistakes, but not the mistakes that can make you regret in the future.
By understanding the effects that relationships, birth order, and media have on teenagers, rebellion can become a “symptom” that can be quelled without great difficulty. The first signs of rebellion usually stem from growing tension between the teenager and his parents. For example, the teenager desires to obtain greater independence, but the parents do not immediately oblige. Observers claim that parents too often attempt to treat teenagers in the same way as children (Shapiro 1). In particular, parents view controlling “small children like managing employees.
Teens will tend to follow their peers in behaviors that are not considered appropriate by adults however will exalt them in the eyes of their peers. Part of the reason for these behaviors is that teens are just getting used to their friends having a say in what they do. The other part is the familiar phrase: "Everyone is doing it." The influence of peer pressure may be verbal, nonverbal or even unconscious on the part of the friends. Peer pressure is a powerful influence, one that parents need to understand so that they can instill values in their children which can ... ... middle of paper ... ...s are his close friends who do not pressure him to do things, rather inspire him to change himself for the better.
To pin point a single cause is almost impossible, but change in control, positive approval from peers and a developing brain are some culprits for many teens to rebel thus impacting society in many ways. Finding causation for their teenager to rebel seem obvious to some parents but parents aren’t aware of the different types of rebellion out there. According to Dr. Pickhardt, a psychologist who focuses on adolescent rebellion discusses that not all teenage rebellion is the same. He explains, “two common types of rebellion are against socially fitting in … and against adult authority. In both types, rebellion attracts adult attention by offending it.” (Pickhardt) As he/she crosses that bridge into adulthood, the new emerging teen might find themselves lost in the world with an array of expectations of how they should act & do eventually becoming an area of concern and resistance.
A lot of times “quote,” wrote Myers (45). The conventional way of focusing more on appearance than on substance can turn “cool” people into superior beings. However to be cool can be seen as a negative attitude leading to individual indifference and their social life may go downhill. Drugs and alcohol are not cool and teens need to stop thinking that their lives revolve around it. All teenagers have their own reasons for taking drugs.
Unfortunately, rebellion amongst teenagers is what is now becoming a problem. However, teens aren’t just rebelling for the sake if rebelling they have to have a cause, which some might find isn’t entirely their fault. When teenagers feel neglected they tend to turn toward religion as a source of comfort, but in extreme cases they turn toward a corrupt religion. Parents can easily get caught up in with their jobs, or with cell phones or even social media leaving very little room for their teenagers. However, adolescent rebellion can easily be fixed if parents would take time out of their busy schedule to talk to their children because when adolescents receive the attention they crave, they are less likely to go seeking attention elsewhere, which in extreme cases could be in a corrupt religion.
I also already knew one reason why people drink which is to help escape the stress and pain of reality. Most teens start to drink early for that reason also because of peer pressure or just for the fun of it. One last thing I knew from seeing this with my own eyes is that alcohol can ruin ones life by abusing it. Since i was being accused and questioned about drinking alcohol it made me wonder what is so special about alcohol? They seemed to be more worried about me drinking it and having the liquor than the liquor actually being gone.
Simply put, if everyone's doing it, you should too. An adult will not understand that saying no is difficult. An adult will not understand that saying no can condemn you to a very low social standing. To us teenagers, that can be a problem. Thus, we drink.
Also misinterpretation of the consequences creates teenagers to believe actions have little or no consequences leading to violent behavior. It is shown that the media can also lead to violent behaviors by the promotion of influential and popular people. (Powell, 2013). Most teenagers idolize influ... ... middle of paper ... ...sures to meet societal goals (i.e. eating disorders).
The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered to 18 because it destroys the idea that drinking is a symbol of rebellion, decreases unsafe drinking activity, helps the economy grow, and lowers the number of students getting into trouble with the law. In the article from the Discovery News, “Teen Brains Wired to Take Risks”, they found out that the teenage brain is even more sensitive to rewarding signals. In other words, when something is better than expected, adolescents want to keep doing the activity that gives them a rewarding feeling. Teenagers take crazy risks, and this discovery explains why they would want to do such things. Since the legal age to drink alcohol is 21, many young people under this age consume alcohol in an irresponsible matter.