Childhood and adolescence are the formative years of a person’s life. These are the years when everything happens for the first time. Childhood years are the most carefree years, devoid of worries and adolescence is the bridge between childhood and adulthood when we discover ourselves and experience new emotions. A lot of us experience discomfort, identity crisis, loneliness, peer pressure, low self-confidence and difficulties in overcoming generation gap. Counseling for bullying can help us deal with such difficult situations at school or college. It also enables teenagers to deal with breakups and relationship conflicts. Peer pressure counseling in India is becoming popular as parents as well as students understand the negative impacts these concerns can have on our well-being.
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It is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. Being picked on and made fun of is a troubling experience and one’s self-esteem and confidence take a hit when bullied. Intervention and support by teachers, peers and parents can make a huge difference.
The most common byproduct of having a sibling (especially a biological one), is the ‘conflict’ aspect of it. Just how siblings are as good as engineered to conflict amongst themselves, sometimes, this may lead to one of both of them experiencing acute stress. By sharing your thoughts and feelings about it, you will not only feel better, but will also come to realize that it is nothing but a part and parcel of life.
Interaction with Opposite Sex
It’s not easy approaching a person of the opposite sex as there is a pressure of making a good first impression and a lack of familiarity. We play out a lot of scenarios in our heads – What if the person thinks I’m not interesting enough. What if I make a fool of myself?. Being liked by the other person becomes a matter of utmost importance. Self confidence plays a very important role in such situations.
In a world where appearances are taken as a vital parameter of judgment & evaluation, consciousness and stress pertaining to body image is inevitable. It is the need of the hour to learn to accept how we are & stop validating ourselves by our outward appearances. We are so much more than what meets the eye.
Social Media Impact
Social media has become a part & parcel of our daily lives be it work, interacting with friends, updating ourselves etc. It has made the whole world available to us on our fingertips but just like every coin has two sides social media also has hidden perils such as distraction, procrastination, increase in narcissism etc. All we have to remember is balance is key.
It’s a commonly known phenomenon where youngsters feel misunderstood by their parents & elders because of the difference in age group. There might be difference of opinions & days where children feel that parents are not open minded or are too old fashioned. Mutual respect, accommodating attitude & communication can resolve such issues.
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