HOW TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF TRANSITIONAL AGE
BY ANASTASIA PANKOVA | 31 JANUARY 2021
In adolescence, young people can take everything very close to their hearts. There may be frequent disagreements with parents. There are also the complex relationships of youth and the tendency to close oneself in. Since I have experienced these myself, I want to try to help other teenagers to overcome a difficult period in life.
Adolescence is a time when a teenager can be very vulnerable. There are many complexes, disagreements with parents and friends. And to make these problems smaller, I want to tell you how I coped with this period.
At the very beginning of adolescence, I often closed myself in. I was afraid of my peers’ opinion of me, even though I had a best friend who supported me. After a while, I realized that I had to fight this. I began to communicate more with my classmates and realized that my fears of rejection were in vain. Thanks to them, I learned to joke and laugh at myself, and this helped me a lot in the future.
I often quarreled with my parents. This was mainly because I did not like to study, so that I received bad grades from the lessons. I constantly thought that they did not understand me. But then they explained to me that they want only the best for me. We talked, and I understood their concerns. Thanks to this, now we fight less.
From this experience, I realized that if you start to have such problems, then it is necessary to talk. Talk to your loved ones: parents, friends, classmates or peers. Then it will be easier to cope with the stresses and problems that appear in adolescence.