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Intimate health – Unwanted pregnancy Puberty Part9

The development during adolescence gives rise to new feelings in teenagers. Problems: Adolescence is the time when teens experience their first kiss, the intimate dance with their ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’ and secret make out sessions. Without proper guidance, teenagers may become sexually active before they are ready. This could result in unwanted pregnancies. Unwanted pregnancy...

Interpersonal problems Puberty Part8

At such a vulnerable time, it is but natural for kids to feel awkward in social situations. Problems: Teenagers want to have an identity of their own. They tend to look up to role models at home or outside. Adolescents also start thinking about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and question your take on certain...

Mental health disorders Puberty Part7

Is your child overly moody and is not eating or sleeping at all? Problems: Teenagers may have self-esteem or confidence issues. The feelings of inferiority or superiority often arise from their appearance, and acceptance of their body – skin color, beauty, and figure. Poor performance in academics and low IQ can also demotivate them. They...

Why is Your Health in Risk? Puberty Part6

Without proper nutrition and healthcare, they are susceptible to illnesses. Problem: Teenagers have a hectic schedule as they hop from one activity to another with little time to eat or rest properly. Unhealthy eating habits prevent them from getting the nutrition they need. Consciousness about their body can lead to eating disorders, especially in girls....

Challenges in education Puberty Part5

School is not all about friends, and parties. Kids have a lot of educational activities. Problems Pressure to perform academically and obtain college admission can be stressful and make your teenager moody. Juggling school work, extra-curricular activities (must for college admissions) and chores at home can be tiring. Distractions at school can result in poor...

Substance abuse Puberty Part4

Substance abuse is the biggest problems that parents of adolescents have to deal with. Problems Group dynamics is one of the key factors that drive adolescents to take up smoking and drinking or to do drugs. The tendency to take risk encourages most teens to try smoking or drinking even before they are of legal...

Changes in behavior Puberty Part3

Mostly, it is just teen behavior that will last as long as their adolescence. Problems But it may can give rise to questioning the parents’ rules (seen as argumentative) and standing up for what they believe is right (seen as stubbornness). Hormones in teenage boys can even push them to get into physical confrontations. They...

Affect physically&emotionally Puberty Part2

Adolescence is the age between adulthood and childhood. Problems: Teenagers are often confused about their role and are torn between their responsibilities as growing adults and their desires as children. They tend to feel overly emotional (blame it on the hormones). Just about anything and everything can make them happy, excited, mad or angry. ...

Problems and sensible solutions Puberty Part1

Adolescence is not an easy time for kids or parents.  The only way to deal with needs and problems at this age is to know about them and be ready to face them. Most common problems, and their solutions that adolescents have to deal with. Physical changes Physical changes happen due to change in the teenager’s hormone levels. ...

Help your child with the homework

Child’s learning — at home! Here's how to help them hit the books and develop good study habits Sit down with your kids and lay out expectations now, when the school year is starting, rather than waiting until problems arise. Two or three goals is plenty, and you'll get better results if your child helps...
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