Teens Essay

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Teenage is the period of twilight between childhood and youth. So far as physic cal appearances are concerned, the period of childhood is receding and the youth is approaching. Psychologically, however, it is a great mess. Many of the tendencies and behaviour patterns of the childhood persist and create embarrassment for the teenager as well as for his parents. He appears a grown up to the outsiders, but many a time, he clings to his mother or father for support and fortifies his arguments with "my father says" or "my mother tells" which provokes an amused and at times a sarcastic response from the outsiders. Teenage is the time when a personality is struggling to be born. This is, however, a peculiar struggle. It is not against the enemies or the outside world alone. It is an internal, a psychological struggle against a part of one's self. It is also, at time, a struggle against one's-mother or father as also against those near and dear ones whom one has been used to take for granted for unconditional support. After the initial turbulence of early childhood and constant conflicts of middle childhood, one becomes a good child regularly going to school and adopting a pattern of behaviour approved by one's parents. The school report of a promising and well behaved student has given a sense of relief and joy to the parents. One has grown accustomed to the patronizing way the relations treat him and does all little things he is asked to do by elders. At what point of time, puberty steps into one's life one does not know. But with its onset, almost everything - parents, siblings, peers, and strangers - gets transformed never to be the same again. Unreserved awe and respect for the parents is the first casualty of adolescence. When the adolescent sees his businessman father making extortions from his client or cheating the Income Tax Authorities, he is shocked. His

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