During adolescence, you’ll notice changes in the way your child interacts with family, friends, and peers. Every teenager social and emotional development is different.
Your child’s unique combination of genes, brain development, environment, experiences with family and friends, and community and culture shape development. Social changes and emotional changes show that your child is forming an independent identity and learning to be an adult.
All teenagers do not have the same thinking process and their emotions vary too. So you can’t really compare the growth method of development. Some might be less problematic than the others. However, psychologists have come across certain common traits in almost all teenagers. To know what they are, continue reading!
These are probably the things a teenager wants to tell you but never will:
1. I need space
Young people are busy working out who they are and where they fit in the world. This is their call for you to give them enough space to explore themselves.
2. Yelling doesn’t help
An adolescent is likely to have a tough time with all the voices in their own head at this time. Adults screaming at them just makes the situation worse. Give them time to sort all the thoughts that are running wild in their minds.
3. Monitor my addiction to devices
It sounds weird but sometimes a teenage does want you to help them get rid of their constant habit of being engaged with their phone or laptop. They understand that sometimes they spend too much time on social media uselessly and they want you to help them come out of it and enjoy the life in a more realistic way. They just can’t express this.
4. Help me gain peace
A teenager is like likely to never say this but they want you to take them to a quiet place and discuss matters of importance. They have newly started to face the loudness of the world and they want you to help them gain some peace. They want to talk to you somewhere both of you listen to each other.
5. Don’t spoil me
We get it, you love your little one and it’s going to take you time to understand that their childhood is over. But if you really want them to become responsible adults you need to stop over-feeding them. They need to stand understanding the value of things and money. They need to start being humble and grateful.
6. Help me find an inspiration
This is their time to decide who they want to be like and what they aspire to be. It’s often said that you become what you are inspired by. Help your teenager find the right role model.
7. Tell me I’m loved
This is a phase of emotional outburst. They will need more reassurances from their loved one than ever. How you love them at this phase will teach them how they should love themselves.