Therefore, parents should allow their teenagers some room to make mistakes as all mistakes contain seeds of learning (Dweck). It is only by learning from past mistakes that teenagers will not continue to repeat them, so as long as the parents can see that their teenager is taking responsibility of their mistakes then there is no need for them to step in and interfere. Adults also think that they have ‘reared’ their children instead of raising them to become an independent person. On the same token, they want them to listen and obey to their words as a way of repaying their efforts to raise them up into a decent human being. For instance, parents strain their children to become an astronaut meanwhile their children want to become a doctor.
Adolescents can be sponges with regards to pop culture and are going to be coping what they see until the end of time. It might be possible to succeed in raising a perfectly virginal child without any sex education or the option of contraceptives, if the child was home schooled and never left the home without parental supervision. Not to mention, this child would probably not be able to watch TV, read magazines or use the internet. Clearly, this is next to impossible in today's America. Rather than live in the past and holding on to outdated "traditions", we should be keeping up with the times, especially those of us who plan to go into a helping professional field like teaching or social work.
But being a teenager, I know that won’t happen. But having your parent’s help you make good decisions and be by your side when you make the bad decision isn’t all that bad. Technology has made it a lot easier for parents to get connected to there children. Now when there is a problem parents are immediately contacted. When a parent becomes unreachable people begin to think they’re irresponsible.
As we grow from children into teenagers, no one can teach us how to deal with peer pressure. As we leave adolescence behind and enter adult life, no one can teach us how to fall in love and get married. This shouldn’t stop us from looking for guidelines along the way. Teachers and parents are valuable sources of advice when we’re young. As we enter into new stages in our lives, the advice we receive from them is very helpful because they have already bad similar experiences.
In a perfect world, every parent would pass on the knowledge they need to conduct safe and happy sex lives. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and the sooner parents realize this, the better. Since sex is a confidential subject, some parents believe that the subject should be taught solely in the home. They believe that schools should not be teaching subjects involving sex because it may conflict with their own values, and some parents do not want schools promoting sex at all. According to Mindy Craver, an educator from Planned Parenthood, parents are the prime educators for their children when it involves sex.
The purpose of school is to “educate” and ‘educating’ is not just to provide instruction manual for skills but it also means to help younger generation to develop mentally and morally by instruction. Without helping students understand moral choices and social issue in the world out there, the school is not even fulfilling its basic responsibility. Students, without this guidance, can be more academically sound but can be most corrupt and unethical. For instance, a brilliant student on top position becomes a good doctor and let us says a very sound engineer, but with no value for morals and ethics he can indulge in malpractices. That in my opinion is more dangerous to the society at large then an illiterate, uneducated person.
When something is selling things won’t change. Set aside from being so exposed to such things teens aren’t informed of the risks they are taking. All they see is someone so beautiful and so desirable and nothing else is shown. Young society either wants that or they want to be that. One health education isn’t enough to show these naïve teens what is more than a remote possibility.
Teenagers hear what they are told but, do they listen? Therefore they get hurt, and only after that, do they grasp what was told to them. All teenagers are in a delusion. They don’t think about how their actions may have consequences. They think that they can overcome any situation that they may face, but what they do not understand is that they are not invincible.
Numerous obstacles must be achieved in order to earn freedom, and even in that case, full freedom may never be fully achieved. Most people in society have a clear image of what children will be like and a certain approach that must be taken in order to have the ‘ideal’ child. With many cases, the tight rein of the adults on their child becomes looser as the child moves out or graduates high school, rather than when the particular individual has made enough life mistakes to earn their freedom. In the short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a polar-opposite life-experience is that of Benjamin Button. Kelly 2 In the exclusive case of Benjamin Button – the man born old and aging backwards – he already has philosophical knowledge of the world and the skills of an old man in the first days of his life.
They become obsessed and others become rebellious to their parents thinking that, they’re parents could not support nor will be against with what they want. Teenage life must not be confused. Teenagers should not make the flow of his life too fast… explore it but remember there’s limits or boundaries