Adolescence is an important phase of life where a personality starts to evolve and it is the time, a shoulder to lean is required while letting them to stand on their own. While a plant grows to be a tree, strengthening its roots from within, not much care is needed but a small supporting stick helps, not letting it to bend down. When a child grows to be an adult, the care should be balanced without affecting their individuality as well as protecting them from falling prey to the dangers of their age.
Sometimes as a manifestation of complete energy and sometimes as a person of solitude, they show different shades, handling their hormonal changes. As puberty hits, the changes in the body reveal their sexuality in a predominant way, confusing their moods, thoughts, and opinions too.
A child yesterday who could be an obedient son/daughter enters into a state of growing as an individual, where there could be many things that contradict the thinking patterns. Adolescents could become introverts or extroverts in expressing their views, which could become a big problem for parents to handle. Children might not express their views or problems thinking that they would hurt the parents, while parents might not respond in a way their children want them to. Here is where the necessity of counselling comes. A trained psychologist can easily show ways to bridge a better communication between the parents and children.
This is the age when most of the crucial part of character building takes place. The influence of parents, society, and friends will be maximum is shaping up how better citizens they will turn into. A small emotion may churn them, a small reject may hurt them most, a simple scolding may make them move into silos. Parents should behave as friends who can understand their turmoil of emotions caused by the effect of hormones in their growth. Treating the children as they are still kids, slapping, beating, and shouting at them, yelling in front of others are all the things to be avoided. Better counseling can provide awareness to parents on how to respond to a child’s struggles, build relationships with siblings, family functioning, and improve parenting styles.