Just a few weeks ago, the conversation in my household revolved around one thing: Where my daughter was going to college. We spent the fall slaving over college essays and applications, 11 in total. The coronapocalypse has been devastating for us adults, but its impact on teenagers is arguably far greater. Yes, we had the invasion of Iraq, the spike in school shootings, climate change, the housing crisis, and MeToo, but we also had an unprecedented explosion in both creativity and commerce. All of the tech services we now love, from Facebook to Netflix, got started in these years.
Coping with your teenager
The Reality of Covid Is Hitting Teens Especially Hard | WIRED
Yes, society and technology has come on a long way — but life as a teen is by no means easy. In fact, even though adults endure everything from work problems to debt, no period of your life comes close to being as difficult as your teenage years. Everything is changing both physically and emotionally and yet you are thrust in to the most intense situations of your young life, discovering heartbreak, anxiety, low self esteem and peer pressure along the way. The terror of failing and facing a bleak future of no income and no pride results in sleepless nights and serious spells of anxiety. While this pressure mounts against you to do well, your body is trolling you. Our good friend science has proven that mood swings are a biological part of growing up. Oh what fun.
10 Common Problems and Issues Teenagers Face Today
This is the usual wide-eyed response when people hear that I have four teenagers. Sometimes people grimace, like the mere thought of it is a bitter pill. They are thinking, I know, that teenagers are hard , which, of course, they can be.
I took a good look at my teenager, followed him around, interviewed him and other teenagers, did some research, and this is what I found. Recently, I attended a school program with other parents of teenagers. The conversation was mainly complaints about raising teenagers.