Introduction: Young boys and girls aged from thirteen to nineteenth are teenagers. They are neither young nor adult. They seem to stand at a cross-road and are bewildered a lot. This is a most dangerous period of man’s life. They are restless to forge ahead in the realm of knowledge and careers and so are under great pressure and strain. It is a very critical stage of life, a stage of adolescence between childhood and adulthood.
Teenagers in Bangladesh: Bangladesh is densely populated. She is not free from teenagers. She is seriously affected by teenagers. Her schools, colleges and other institutions are full of teenagers. The competition in these educational institutions is growing very tough and difficult day by day. Their parents expect them to have excellent grades in the examination.
But they can’t bring any result up to their expectations. The teenagers of today in Bangladesh have many questions but no solutions. The busy and working parents fail to pay individual attention to their sons and daughters. The family has shrunk and grandparents often do not come in the present boundary of a family owing to some reasons.
In such a situation they are bound to group in darkness and try hard to find solutions to their unsolved problems in films, magazines, pictorials etc. This has resulted in a wide gap between the teenage world and the world of the adults.
Problems of the teenagers: A teenager generally faces an unemployment problem, but fails to find or, look for any suitable one. As a result, his tension increases, he becomes more aggressive, restless, defiant etc. He also becomes more addicted to intoxicants. He is found gossiping or holding a light talk with his fellow-men standing at the corner of the road, street or elsewhere.
Reasons for their frustration: The teenagers suffer from Illustrations for various reasons. Disappointment, poverty, Association, unfulfilled targets etc. cause them to suffer from it. Their failure makes them frustrated and they revolt and as a result become indisciplined. They do not conform to customers and traditions. They do follow the western styles of living and thinking.
They get bored seriously as their country’s style of living and thinking does not have any similarity with the western cultures. They are very keen to identify themselves with nacked films, sports, and fashion herses. They intend to show themselves as a distinct social group and have a craving for western lifestyle, music, fashions etc.
Though they are the future hope and aspiration of the country but live in their own world following unthinkable ideology. They are found clashing with their superiors defying the authority. They want to follow what they desire to do and in most cases, they are misled into harmful and undesirable activities. As a result, Juvenile delinquency known as an alloplastic infringement on social values increases day by day.
Their rudeness: The teenagers have their own desires. So they want to have an independent person to enjoy many unenjoyed things to the maximum by deviating from the path of math and honesty. They feel life to be enjoyed to their target without facing any restraint or restriction. Any kind of hindrance to fulfilling their target makes them behave rudely. The mind of the spoiled teenagers is filled with evil thoughts and they can do any harm to themselves or to other passers-by, people etc. at any moment, They never think of the consequences.
Steps to save them: To rescue the teenagers from being spoilt necessary and constructive steps should be taken at an early date. They should be treated with love, sympathy, and regard. Their sentiments, ideas, and dreams should be given due consideration. Their mental and physical energies should be given due outlet in the form of making funs, games, sports, scouting, social service, and cultural activities.
With this end in view, the system of education and holding the examinations should suitably be reformed. Education should be introduced professionally and job-oriented linking with industry. Schools, colleges and other institutions should be made free from the inference of state politics. Society should be built up by following the lofty idealism of great men so that it can easily recognize the separate identity for the teenagers.
They should be given to understand the importance of life on earth. They should be allowed to enjoy human rights equally in an unorthodox manner. Parents of the teenagers should be considerate, tactful, judicious, far-sighted and alert to have control over them. In case of their minor offense and crime, they should be controlled not with an iron hand but with a sweet tongue. They should be taught in a very tactful way to follow their religious dictates.
Conclusion: Since the teenagers are the country’s hopes and aspirations, they should be given to understand that the country’s future prospects largely depend on them.
Introduction: Teenage is a period of twilight between childhood and youth. It is a period of wild excitement and better disappointment. Loving attention paid by a young person of the opposite sex throws the teenagers into a state of raptures. Psychologically it is a great mess. Teenage is the time when a person is struggling to be born. He appears to be grown up to the outsiders but many a time he clings to his parents for support and fortifies his arguments.
A teenager’s emotions: At times, an adolescent idolizes his father for all the love and comforts he has provided him even at the cost of personal conveniences. His father canceled a pleasure trip to nurse him when he was sick. He rejected an attractive job offer to remain in the town where his child continues to study in the prestigious school he had joined since his studies began. He has a great love and an admiration for his father.
On the other hand, the middle-aged parents want to preserve whatever monetary resource they have for the education of their children and their marriages. They are not ready to spare money for their films and sports. They like to keep on harassing their teenage children on the importance of systematic studies if they are to make their mask in life.
A teenager’s struggle: Teenage is an internal, a psychological struggle against a part of oneself. At times, it is a struggle against one’s parents as also against those near and dear ones whom one has been used to take for granted for unconditional support.
After the initial turbulence of early childhood and constant conflicts of middle childhood, one becomes a good child regularly going to school and adopting a pattern of behavior approved by one’s parents.
The school reports of a promising the and well-behaved student have given a sense of relief and joy to the parents. One has grown accustomed to the patronizing way the relations treat him and does all little things he is asked to do by his elders.
Causes of adolescence: Truly speaking, unreserved awe and respect for the parents are the first casualties of adolescence. His father has been exhorting him since his early childhood that one should be fair to the fellow citizens and abide by the existing and constitutional law of one’s own country. The hypocrisy of elders shatters his belief in the goodness of the world or of the universe.
When the phone call rings at the time of meals, the adolescents are told to reply to the man that his father is not at home. The value of speaking the truth no longer remains an article of faith with the child. An adolescent has to interact with his neighbors, schoolmates, teachers, and grocer unaided by the presence of his partners as has been the case in his childhood, and he finds the selfish attitudes and behavior patterns of adult baffling that he cannot take the world for granted, not even his own brothers and sisters.
But he has a great love and admiration for his father. Teenage is equally problematic for the teenager as well as his parents. He finds the whole universe full of wonder and excitement. He wants to partake of the sensuous enjoyment of sights and sports
A teenagers restlessness: The teenager’s mind is always restless. He cannot concentrate on anything out of fickle-mindedness. He wants to hold tight to the certainties and security of his childhood, but simultaneously he feels inclined to have full freedom of undertaking adventures and enters a relationship with other individuals within the approval or even the knowledge of his parents.
He also resents bitterly the inquiries regarding his movement and the persons he is friendly with. He shows a temperant when he is advised by his father not to read comic/fantasy or watch TV. series/serials. He is against the idea that his parents still treat a 15-year-old as irresponsible. Everybody knows that a teenager is neither a child nor an adult. His parents do not have any business to tell him what and when to do.
A teenager’s tendency: The teenage makes the teenager do something whimsically. He wants to materialize his own purpose by any means. He tries to do the work at his suit will. He expects none to meddle with his affairs. As teenager has no farsightedness. He is always influenced by emotions.
Conclusion: A teenage is a period which leads a teenager to grow up emotionally. He dislikes regulated life. Hence the parents must be alert in respect of their teenage children; otherwise, they will be nipped in the bud.