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Youth Issues – The Challenges At The Adolescence Stage (Part 2 of 2)

Many pressures mount on our children during the adolescence stage. It is therefore of paramount that parents take up their role seriously...

Many pressures mount on our children during the adolescence stage.

It is therefore of paramount that parents take up their role seriously and religiously to monitor their kids and walk them through these alien stages of growing up into the wilderness of adulthood.

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This article is a continuation from Part 1. Click the link below to read through it.

Parents need to talk more with their children and educate them on the changes they are about to experience when they are about to enter this period of adolescence. They should be there for them all the time and all the way as well as understand them because they have been there before.

Educating this group is crucial before it is too late. It is a delicate stage. No one is prepared to lose their child at this stage and it is so painful for parents to lose their children. When education comes to your child after they have experienced the wrong side of life; and they are already convinced that is the way; then your word and correctional attempt will have no place or effect on them. Rather it will create conflict and widen the rift between you and them.

If told before when it starts to happen they will realise this is what my Mum, Dad, Sister or Aunt was talking about so let me choose to go the prescribed way. It is important to train our youth first and foremost on the basics of life. They have to know that too much of everything is no good. They have to master themselves and take control of their emotions, feelings and behaviour.

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We have one youth who used to have an affair with a maid. As time went on, there started to be some abnormal physical changes on the maid and her belly began bulging out: guess what; it was pregnancy. The maid was pregnant and this eventually will lead to a new life coming on earth without proper parental structures in place. The boy’s parents chased away the maid but that won’t solve anything yes you have chased away the maid but not the pregnancy.

This child will always be there and be part of the boy’s life and their life no matter how he resists or they resist, that is the truth. We should join hands and make our children know that in life, what matters most are the choices they make on a daily basis. Where they go, who they go with, what they do, why they chose to do that with et cetera.

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They need to be taught that life is determined by their actions and decisions; what they will call results are only consequences of their actions and decisions.

Youth is the springboard of success or failure in life therefore it has to be an esteemed phase of parenthood. Our youth are our tomorrow, let us lead them on the way to prosperity by providing proper guidance as adults, guardians and parents!

Accredited to: FGK: Life Issues (Sunday Mail: 14 April 2019)

Adopted and edited by Tapiwa Zuze

Tapiwa Zuze