Teenagers need to be given time , support and guidance to form from child to adult, but that must come from the parents. Many parents either feel powerless to give a child what they need in life because the child can get it else where: they may do whatever it is that they want behind a parent’s back. They could also be insecure about themselves and that they did not receive the guidance themselves when they needed in growing up. Teenagers need protection against the dangers that they may face so that they can be prepared for the future. Teenagers now are highly stressed.
Therefore, raising a child is extremely difficult because one has to adjust to their needs before one’s own. It made me realize that raising a child according to Erikson is not an easy task; even one mistake can lead to consequences. For instance, during the Identity versus Role Confusion a teenager begins to wonder who they are as a person and how to fit into society. If a child comes out of this stage knowing his/her identity then adulthood would not be difficult whatsoever. On the other hand, if teenagers do not know their identity then they would enter adulthood confused about themselves.
In some ways they will reverse the role of their desire, slipping into a socially unacceptable role or a role that does not match who they wish to become (Feldman, 2012). Other teenagers will forego social interactions, leaving them to feel sad and alone in the world (Feldman, 2012). Teenagers thrive off of finding an identity to center themselves around, and when they fail to identify one, the adolescent crisis ensues (Feldman, 2012). There are several factors that can distract an adolescent from identifying a personal identity and pursuing a life of well-being... ... middle of paper ... ...cent (Lee & Loke, 2011). No matter which culture is examined, there are many different aspects to the well-being of the teenager.
Due to factors like these, adolescents are afraid to be ‘different’, different meaning to be themselves, because it has become extremely difficult to belong in our contemporary world than it has and rather conform to what others believe of being ‘normal’ in order to belong and fit in. Belonging has become harder than before, because in their attempt to find their sense of belonging, young adults are completely prone to these factors and to their environment, such that leads them astray from their true self. Immigration is not something that occurs in every individual’s life, but when it does, it has major impacts on how one tries to find where they belong. At the age of seven, I immigrated to Canada, and I am most thankful to my parents for doing so. My journey to belong had begun, and after schooling for a few months, I had done well in making a couple friends, but I was still adjusting to the domestic society.
The way that adolescents converse with each other make the difference between accepting their opinion and declining the advice. The voluntary relationship of not having to accept the individual’s comments but having the choice also makes a huge difference in a parent’s involuntary receiving and a friend’s intentional acceptance. Identity vs. Role Confusion, one of Erikson’s stages of psychological development, states that around the ages of 12-18, a child struggles with finding sense of self. The child through success is able to differentiate between what they truly want to proceed with doing without falling into peer pressure’s grasp. But, with the failure to discover one’s sense of self, the child falls victim to friend’s opinions.
The child uncovers that he/she has several skills and capabilities thus, begin to grow a sense of freedom or independence. At this stage, the relationship between a parent and a child are delicate. The parent(s) must allow the child to do things on their own while helping them when in need of assistance to prevent constant failure. Rebecca is in the stage because of her condescending attitude towards herself. As stated in the stage, she may have not had the ability to asset herself when she was younger.
Education is a crucial part in the choices teens make. Between the ages of puberty and young adulthood, teens need to be taught proper knowledge on situations that could make a huge impact on the teen’s life. For example, teens not having knowledge of the risks of sex and how becoming pregnant could change a teen are why many teens become pregnant in their early life. Teens need to be taught before they go out into the world that bad things can happen if teens are not prepared. Another risk teens also need to be informed of is the dangers not only to themselves but for the baby as well.
These early relationships, especially in early adolescence are typically undermined by the experienced elders in the adolescent's life, and the emotions involved are typically disregarded which could potentially lead to confusion about feelings, emotions, and how others view them; which in turn could eventually have a huge impact on the adolescents self-esteem later on in life. It is common for adults to disregard these adolescent relationships as “serious”. However, even though these relationships may not be considered serious relationships in the eyes of an adult or even an older adolescent, these steps are essential to the development of relationships and the person’s self-esteem later on in life. If an adult shows little sympathy or tells the adolescent to “brush it off” or “there are more fish in the sea”, the child may have a lack of underst... ... middle of paper ... ...escent, is just a blink of an eye for adult. It was made clear that these adolescents still have a lot of growing up to do.
Firstly, one of the negative effects of overprotective parenting, is that children are inhibited from learning in the early stages of their lives and, hence, do not develop some of the fundamental skills during that period of time. Overprotective parents can essentially make children prisoners
Which parent isn’t annoyed when their children disobey? Taking out the trash might lead to a parent to frustration or suddenly he/she doesn’t want to go to church with the rest of the family. The most common ages for this type of rebellion start between the ages of 13 and 17, sometimes even earlier depending on the teenager. This time can be frustrating for both teen and parent but what is most difficult is finding a cause. 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.