Causes of Teenage Rebellion

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Causes why do teenagers rebel

A.Discovering their identities
Teenagers are at a point in their lives when they are trying to figure out who they are as a person, their likes/dislikes and what they will be doing for the rest of their lives. They use this time to test and try out many identities until they find one they are most comfortable with.
B.Independence
These years are a constant struggle between dependence and independence. Rebellious teens want to have total independence and prove to you that they can do things themselves. At the same time, they are overwhelmed and still desire parental protection.
C.Hormonal changes
As teenagers bodies are changing, hormone fluctuations can bring about all sorts of mood changes.

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He’s in the past now. What’s standing in front of them is a person who is no longer a child, but not yet an adult.Recognizing that the teenager is in a transition stage is crucial for knowing how to deal with him correctly.For example, start giving him some freedom and privacy. Those are basic privileges that each individual adult is entitled to. Since your teen is on his way to becoming one, then it is incumbent upon you to start giving him some of those. It is essential for his growth.Teenagers are especially sensitive, and their self-esteem as tough as china. Throwing some praises their way for some positive behavior shown will go a long way. Trusting them with some responsibilities will also boost their self-confidence.Adolescence is a time for building up your teen; it’s not for bringing him down.He may be clumsy; he may not know what to do; but mistakes are to be expected at such a period in his life.The parents’ job, whenever their teenager falls, is to pick him and dust him off and send him once again on that road to adulthood.Parents can not do the growing up for the teen. That is up to him. Parents must understand their role in all that, which is support.Finally, parents must respect their teens as they want to be respected by them. Breaking this rule can result to very rebellious and disrespectful behavior
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