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Adolescence

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5 TIPS FOR PARENTING TEENAGERS

5 TIPS FOR PARENTING TEENAGERS

"Try to see your child as a seed that came in a packet without a label. Your job is to provide the right environment and nutrients and to pull the weeds. You can’t decide what kind of flower you’ll get or in which season it will bloom." -- Anonymous As parents, we...

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CAN AN ADOLECENT TRULY FALL IN LOVE?

CAN AN ADOLECENT TRULY FALL IN LOVE?

 "The other day, I found my 14-year-old snooping around the house looking for a secluded place. I pretended as though I didn't notice and then when he thought no one was paying any attention to him, he settled down to make a call. As I listened, I realized that he...

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ADOLESCENT KEEPS BAD FRIENDS

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ADOLESCENT KEEPS BAD FRIENDS

“Why don’t you like my friend’s dressing?” “So, what if Samson wears a durag? It doesn’t mean he’s a bad boy.” “Why don’t you trust me? Amanda isn’t a bad friend.” “Relax! It’s not like he’s a yahoo boy!” Bad friends are every parent’s nightmare. What should parents...

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PUBERTY IN GIRLS; ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

PUBERTY IN GIRLS; ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

One particular lunch break, I realized that all my peers had noticeable breasts but me. All I had was a lump. The girl with the next smallest breast to me already wore top bras. I remember the shame I felt. I remember how withdrawn I was. I remember how embarrassed I...

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PUBERTY IN BOYS; ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

PUBERTY IN BOYS; ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

As a counsellor to adolescents and adolescent managers, I’ve seen it happen. Suddenly, the little boy you’ve raised and loved looks different. Changes in his body have him asking questions, or he may be seeing his friends changing and wonder when it will be his turn....

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WHAT IS ADOLESCENCE?

WHAT IS ADOLESCENCE?

Across generations, adolescents have been the subject of many contemplations. Their radicalism, creativity, rebellion, and risk-taking tendencies have often posed a challenge to established patterns of parenting. In essence, every generation has had a problem with its adolescents. Through the ages, societal progress has been facilitated by changing civilizations including advancements in communication technology. However, these advancements have also altered social cohesion and placed changing demands on strategies for successfully engaging adolescents.

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