At every stage, our life revolves around certain special people who matter to us the most. This is because these people interact with us,help us, influence usand change us in many ways. During the teenage years, an individual goes through a set of physiological and emotional changes that can sometimes be difficult to handle. Hormonal changes are often associated with problems like irritability, rebellious attitude and impulsive behaviour which follow the phase of puberty and reduce during late adolescence.During this phase, one frequently faces confusion regarding what to do, what to be and whom to be with.
With parents, teenagers may feel opposing tendencies to obey them or to act independently. The type of parenting that the teenager faces, plays an important role in either intensifying or easing conflicts.
In school, performance decides which child will become popular. Positive teacher-student relationships lead to greater academic achievement and satisfaction. Thus conflicts which arise during this phase must be sorted out.
Peers (people of the same age-group) in the form of class-mates or friends are important to teenagers. Teenagers spend most of their time in their company and pick up new behaviours from them. Sometimes, however there might be lack of understanding and fights which disturb the relationship. If the teenagers are matured enough to end the find, it can strengthen their friendship; but more serious fights can lead to loss of friendship and consequent emotional turmoil.
Counselling and guidance in the form of effective parenting strategies, behaviour modification, is often necessary to deal with teenage issues for smooth adolescent development.