Most high school and post-school students have problems related to love and relationships. Most teenagers fall in love at an early age and will tend to disassociate themselves from other social interactions due to being in a relationship.
Problems experienced by the youth in the course of their relationship:
-Immaturity-Teenagers are not mature enough to know the consequences of their course of actions. This can in fact mean that they are not in love but in the real sense,it’s just an :infatuation. This can lead to low self esteem,devastation and even depression if the relationship ends.
-One is forced to go places or even do things in order to prove that you really love your partner.
-Such relationships can leads to havoc especially to a teen’s grade due to spending a lot of time with the partner and neglecting school work.
-Some teens enter into a relationship before even loving themselves. This is a problem because if you don’t appreciate yourself, things might not be good for you with someone else. It is good to know your personality,value yourself and have a positive attitude towards yourself.
-Social status in school- Some teens will hate themselves for no good reason and this will have negative effects.
What parents mean to teenagers:
-As a parent,take time to talk to your children on issues relating to emotional and bodily changes. They need love and support at this stage.
-Build positive family relationships.
-Talk to your children on how to go about things.
Tips to parents that might help you and your family:
-Try setting time for fun like family outings especially in town. This will create time that you are together as a family and can have a chance to share out issues with the children.
-Sharing a meal together as a family may be like having dinner together.
-One on one talking with your children and this will help in sharing thoughts and feelings. In this you should know that kids are different and it easier to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each child. You can also be able to identify a child who is may be hot tempered. `
-Celebrate your child’s achievements and also share the child’s problems.
-Good to have traditions or family values or routines and these will guide your child accordingly.
-Agree on household responsibility. This involves ensuring that kids of all ages give a hand on responsibilities.
-Limits of consequences in case of mistakes done.
Life long love right!