Mood swings in adolescence are not just the fault of the hormones
For us adults, adolescence is seen as the best phase of life. Years of fun, discoveries, irreverence. Evaluated as a past event looks exactly like this. Few remember the other side of being a teenager, the eagerness to be an adult and independent struggling with the fear of growing up and losing the benefits of childhood. The feeling of looking in the mirror and no longer recognizing or looking at their old friends and thinking, "I have nothing to do with them!" Most of us do not remember that.
Indeed, adolescence is a defining phase. It is the moment of searching for the adult identity, of the personality, but it does not stop being suffered. The world known during the first decade of life begins to collapse: your body is no longer the same and there is no way to change it. Her parents are no longer the same, those childhood heroes show themselves as normal ... beings! What about society? They do not look so cute when you drop food on the floor or a little noise escapes from your mouth at the dinner table!
To deal with all these new things the teenager begins to manifest some behaviors that often bother those around him. He tends to become more isolated at home, to value his friends more than to his parents, and to change his behavior, whether it be clothing, food, group of friends or school results. All this is part of the search for oneself.
The adolescent is an individual in formation and in constant transformation. No one knows where he's going to get, let alone himself, and that's scary. There are so many dreams, so many fears and so little experience of life! And then one of the main characteristics of this phase appears: experimentation.
To discover his individuality and personality, the young man must try. And to err. Knowing what you do not want for yourself is a good start and finding out what you want is the great goal. But for this it is necessary to experience the most diverse situations, to experience new behaviors, new relationships, new style of being. And that's where the mood variation comes in.
Teen mood changes are a result of your everyday life. No, it's not the hormones' fault, or the bad night's sleep. Much less of the hunger caused by a poor quality lunch. It is clear that this can interfere, but the main cause is the experience of this new world.
The teenager experiences situations of conquest and frustration daily and dealing with them leads to a mood swings that, when presented in another age group, are considered pathological. But for him it is constructive. Imagine an individual in the following situation: a 15-year-old teenager will take a test to enter the club's football team and succeed. He comes home and is congratulated by all. His friend, who also passed the test, calls him and invites him to celebrate together in the ballad, but his parents will not let him go because it's his great-grandmother's birthday. Soon, from the sensation of euphoria, of power, he passes into frustration, after all he wanted to celebrate his friends very much, but reality pulls him back showing that he is part of a family and has to honor his commitments. And your parents are not wrong, it is part of your obligation to set limits and pass your values. And here comes another wave of bad humor!
Who does not remember situations like this? Everyone goes through this to learn to live in the world of adults. There are unwritten rules of behavior and respect for each other and ourselves that are only learned from experience. If parents, family members and teachers are aware of these characteristics of the adolescent, the intensity of the crisis tends to be smaller and the support for the formation of a healthy adult will be greater.One of the beauties of the human being is diversity. No human being is equal to the other in any stage of life and nobody knows what his own son will be like. With the knowledge of the characteristics of this age group and without giving up their principles, parents can share with their children years of happiness and pride. Although in adolescence.
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