Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 to 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, during the preteen or “tween” years (ages 9-12). Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery.
This is a very important stage in the process of child growth and development, as it is the final step for a child before entering into adulthood. The age between 13 to 18 years, is the age of adolescence in the life of a child. Parents need to be highly careful while providing advice to their children of this age. They just cannot advise their children at this age on how to talk with other teenagers! According to studies, understanding children at this age is quite a tough task for many – including parents, neighbours and teachers. It may happen that parents might end up teaching that style of parenting which their parents used to when they were in childhood, but it might not work as times have changed a lot. Adolescence is that period in the development of a child during which, adolescents have to decide about their future line. Adolescents start taking their decisions independently which is one of the most things they can do. For example they will take decisions on making friendships without advice or help of parents. They will decide themselves what to buy for the money they have without consulting their parents. Clearly, this makes some kind of friction or gap between adolescents and their parents, but at the same time it is not that parents can’t help their children at this time.
Studies reveal that the best thing they can do is let them learn from their own mistakes and decisions. Relatives, teachers and neighbours can play an important role model for adolescents. If adolescents want to be alone for some time, it’s ok – parents should not be worried about it. This is the basic process of a development of a child; development as daydreaming for hours about the future is one of the normal tendencies of adolescents.
From the age of seven through twelve the brain begins to reduce the unnecessary worries in an attempt to get more organised and remove anything which is not required. During this age, children are curious to know about everything and to learn. In this age, they can absorb more than they will absorb in adulthood. Discovering their styles of learning and intelligence areas at this age gives them a hint or a clue on what courses and activities the child should spend more time on.
The teenage years are more of aggressive and inquisitive years as the brain starts to expertise and build an identity. Learning styles if discovered at this age enhances the learning experience even more. At this stage, children can decide about your career.