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Problems of adolescents –
Adolescence is the most important stage in the development of human life. During this time, the body and mind of boys and girls suddenly change. They can’t adjust with these changes in the beginning. As a result, various problems are created between adolescents. The most important problems seen in boys and girls during adolescence are –
1) Complexity due to physical change.
2) Problem related sex consciousness.
3) Adjustment problem with parents.
4) Problems caused by social needs: –
5) Problems of successful adaptation to the home environment: –
6) Conflict between childhood and adult.
7) Excessive day streaming.
1) Complexity due to physical change –
In adolescence, sexual energy or libido develops in the boys and girls. This caused some physical changes in them. For example, in adolescence, menstruation begins in girls and boys gain the ability to produce sperm. Due to the onset of menstruation in girls, blood flows between them is seen at a certain interval of every month. On the other hand, in the case of boys, it is seen that sometimes they start sperm secretion. In the beginning boys and girls think these things are only happening to them. It gives rise to fear and anxiety in them. The main reason of this is that our conservative society does not inform boys and girls about these normal changes of adolescence. As a result, it creates problems for adolescent boys and girls in their normal adjustment and makes boys and girls introverted.
2) Problem related sex consciousness –
During adolescence, sexual awareness of boys and girls increases due to their sexual development and normal sexual needs. As a result, they feel the urge to associate with peers of the opposite sex. But, they are afraid, they think, if they do, the elders will scold them. Moreover, as a result of changes in sexual organs, many questions arise among them. But because of the control of society, they can’t know it openly. As a result, they have to suppress this desire. This repression as well as excessive sexual curiosity creates it difficult to adapt successfully to their environment. It’s a big problem for teenage boys and girls.
3) Adjustment problem with parents –
During adolescence, boys and girls want to work independently and express their opinions freely. But their parents or the elders of the society prevent them from doing this. Sometimes parents or elders of the society decide what they will do and will not do. But, the boys and girls of adolescence can’t accept it in their mind. As a result, they have conflicts with their parents or other adults of the society. This is another important problem of adolescence.
4) Problems caused by social needs –
During adolescence, boys and girls want to take an active part in various social activities and fulfill various social responsibilities. But, society can’t have too much confidence in them. As a result, their negative attitude towards the society can be seen. Besides, they want recognition from the society, but they often do not get it from the society. As a result, they started doing various anti-social activities from different groups, which is a problem for the boys and girls of adolescence.
5) Problems of successful adaptation to the home environment –
During adolescence, boys and girls often engage in behaviors that parents or other adults do not readily accept. This behavior of parents or other adults disappointed them and they feel lack physical and mental security. Due to this lack of security, various behavioral inequalities is seen between them. As a result, they fall problems to adapt with the home environment. This is another important problem for adolescent boys and girls.
6) Conflict between childhood and adult –
Parents or other elders of the society sometimes consider adolescent boys and girls as experienced like adults, and sometimes consider as absolutely inexperienced like children. As a result, boys and girls of this age do not understand where their real position is. This is also an important problem for boys and girls of this age.
7) Excessive Daydreaming –
Daydreaming is a normal occurrence for boys and girls of this age. But, if it is excessive, it becomes an obvious problem. Excessive daydreaming becomes an obstacle to personality development.
In addition to the problems discussed above, there are a number of other problems in adolescent boys and girls, which are-
Hair fall problem – In Adolescence, hair fall is seen between some boys and girls. This is another problem of boys and girls of this age.
Acne problem- Acne is seen on the faces of boys and girls of this age. This is a normal occurrence at this time. But, boys and girls of this age do not accept it easily and normally. As a result, it becomes a problem for them in adolescence.
Inferiority complex – Some of the boys and girls of adolescence consider themselves inferior to others in terms of their normal physical beauty, structure, skin color, mental ability, intelligence etc. As a result, a feeling of inferiority complex is seen between them, which is an important problem for boys and girls of this age.
So, above discussed problems are the main problems of adolescents.
Problems of adolescents.