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Teenage Problems - October 16th 2014, 10:11 AM

Social
Teenagers are exposed to various groups of friends during their teenage years. These peers groups have different values, traits, and culture. Peer groups can have a negative or positive effect on the lives of teenagers. Some members of the group can encourage teenagers to do well in school and be a role model to others. Another advantage of peer pressure is the willingness of peers to offer support whenever a member needs one. Depending on the peer group, peer pressure can also influence teenagers to be flexible and be aware of their feelings as well as the feelings of others.
During teenage years, it is normal for teenagers to go on a date. Dating is one way for teenagers to know new people, and in some cases, develop a mutual feeling between their dates. However, when going on a date, teenagers should respect the personal space of their dates. It is important that parents teach their children the values on relationship, physical contact, and dating. Since dating might sometimes pose violence, parents need to educate their children about the possible scenarios that might happen in a date and suggest possible preventive solutions.

Stress
Why would anybody ever think of teenage stress management? Teenagers don't have families to cause them stress. They don't have jobs or in-laws. Might teenage stress management be just another buzz term?
Distress or Eustress
Teenagers have an assortment of stresses in their lives, but we must not try to extinguish them all. If we want to introduce teens to teenage stress management, we must first teach them to distinguish between bad stress (distress) and good stress (eustress).
* Distress is a negative force that leaves its victim wallowing in despair, unproductive, and frustrated.
* Eustress is a positive force that leaves its owner happy, productive, and anticipating good.
If not taught this first lesson of teenage stress management, teens may resort to destructive and abusive habits.

Pregnancy
Teenage years are supposed to be the years when teenagers start learning to be mature. During these years, teenagers learn how to be responsible when dealing with various aspects of life. This is the period where teenage girls start to bloom and teenage boys learn to become a man.
Teenage years are also the time when teenagers make their own decisions. Poor decision making can lead to serious problems among teenagers such as teenage pregnancy. Statistics revealed that around 16 million teenage girls who are 15 to 19 years old give birth each year. Most of these girls are living in developed countries such as the United States and Great Britain. Child births involving teenage mothers account to 11% of the global child births.

Obesity
Obesity in teenagers is a growing problem that has become worse in recent times, and the rates are growing every year. The America is a top leader in obesity in teenagers. Some report indicated that as many as 33% of teenagers are now obese. It is believed that more than 25% of schoolchildren are overweight and in fact, obese, and nearly a fourth of them are at risk of getting heart disease, diabetes, stroke as well as possibly early death. The worse thing is that according to research study conducted on obesity in teenagers, it was found that teenagers aged from ten to thirteen would have an 80% chance of becoming obese adults.

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