Culled from ‘BRIDGING THE ADULT-YOUTH GAP’ by Deji and Jadesola Adepeju
Parents of teenagers face different challenges with their young ones. In fact, for many parents, it’s as if their child suddenly becomes a stranger at this stage.This does not have to be so; having an understanding of the peculiar nature of teenagers will better equip us to handle some of the teenage idiosyncrasies that may come up at this phase.
Now that we have been able to understand teenagers and the reasons why they behave the way they do, does it mean we should just leave them alone and hope that at least they would stop being teenagers one day, and by then all those peculiarities would have left them? Is the teenage period enough excuse for these young ones to do things the way they want? No! The advantage of our understanding their peculiarities is to help us relate with them better.