Understanding a teenager’s propensity

Teenage, that is between the ages of 13 to 19, is a profoundly dramatic period which instills everlasting impact throughout life and a milestone from mental and physical change perspective.

According to psychologists, this is the most transitional phase in which they seem troublesome, quarrelsome, knotty, cloistered etc. which consequently make them confrontational, arrogant, proud and to some extent

inquisitive as well. As this is the tenure of hefty mental and physical modifications, the feeling of superiority and a difference intensify in them.

As a result, they disobey parents and teachers and indulge in the infringement of social and cultural norms as well. The daydreaming and avidity to sexual matters divide the inquisitiveness in studies which may invite

reprimands and punishment from parents and teachers that palpably lead them to stressful circumstance and trepidation possibly escorting to disastrous end as well.

Therefore, this period has been termed “age of storm and stresses” by the psychologists as quite unexpected and revolutionary metamorphosis

appear in them which make them

despondent and fidgety too. So as to pacify and let them feel their changes as a natural process, the parents’

and teachers’ roles are very pivotal which surely attenuate the feasibilities of danger.

Parents should openheartedly talk with their children at home about the changes appeared due to the age factor so that children can share their emotional feelings more freely and


Similarly, a teacher, a candle which burns itself and gives life to others

and also a tool to split murkiness, mystification and ignorance, should have the knowledge about child psychology and treat them accordingly. Teachers should play the role of intimate friend to whom they can share their feelings and proliferate their merriments.

To tackle the possible dangers seen in teenagers, counselling should be made mandatory at home and school so that they understand the mental and physical change as natural phenomena. Whereas, corporal punishment should be totally discouraged lest it leads to a very explosive ending. Eventually, parents and teachers should be well- acquainted with the teenagers’ propensities.