Adolescence gotten from the Latin word, ‘adolescere’ which means to grow up. It is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood.
The are many stages in life starting from prebirth, birth, infancy (age 0-3) early childhood(age 3-6) middle childhood(age 6-8), late childhood(age 9-11) ADOLESCENCE (age 12-20) early adulthood(age 20-35) midlife(age 35-50), mature adulthood(age 50-80) late adulthood(age 80+) and finally, death or dying because everything which has beginning, must surely has an end. Above the stages of transition mentioned above, we really need to examine the critical stage which is ADOLESCENCE stage.
Some arguments have been put against adolescence stage and infancy. With both been most important, most critical and most concerned matters a lot.
Adolescence is really the stage in life which all hand should be on deck. Life changes entirely at this stage which involves a lot of transition. Children get to learn fast here and also, monitors and get to code the way some certain things in life happen or are been done. Also, at this stage, their brain is like an empty warehouse waiting for goods to be stored in it. What they tends getting at this stage either helps them or ruin them.
A thorough understanding of adolescence in a society depends on the availability of awareness and information about its various perspective including sociological, psychological, historical and cultural backgrounds. The ability of understanding, appreciating and digesting the experience and knowledge of adults by adolescence varies from someone to another. Hence, proper researches, and well planned studies is one of the keys to solving them.
Some parents in today’s world especially in the western part of Africa do at this stage uses their experience or others experience to handle their children which at the ends either favors them or fights them. Some of the parents don’t really get to have time for their children at this crucial stage to guide them due to the ever busy they are at their working places while some don’t even have the proper understanding and knowledge on how to solve it. Some who understands a little, uses improper methods like house imprisonment which I tag ‘house caging’ and still warn them never to attempt getting out of the house no matter the reason maybe and also, stops them from socializing with their fellow children in the society. Not knowing that proper teaching and educating their minds on the good and bad they turn to get in the society. The only problem our adolescence faces today in the society comes from their parents or those who knows better than them due to what they fails to teach them.