Living in this technological age can be the best thing, compared to the earlier years where your closest friend has to be someone that stays around. Although it is something remarkable in regards to growth, there are also numerous downsides accompanied by it, one of which is the pressures gathered from several places, even from people from a different continent. Relating the aforementioned statement to the children, different things imposes pressures on the children, from home to school, to the internet, and many more. But for the sake of this article, a few will be focused on; follow through.
The pressure of making career choices: There are times in the life of our children, especially as teenagers when important life decisions become the order of the day. Decisions like this give the teenagers a glimpse of what is to come, knowing it is a one-time decision. This puts pressure on the teenagers, and the need to choose the right can put weight on their shoulders. Therefore, parents should assist in relieving this burden.
Peer pressure: One of the most common pressures imposed on every age group is peer pressure. Albeit, everyone handles this pressure differently, teenagers might not be able to properly handle this alone. Therefore, parents should guide their children through the glamour of peers and teach them how important it is to be content with what they have. Comparison is good for growth, but it can also be the road to a deep dark hole.
Parental pressure: We all have expectations, and sometimes our expectations might be too much. It is agreed that we all want our children to be great, good students, maybe a great athlete, an avid reader, a chess player, or whatever we want them to be. While this is a good thing when the expectation becomes too much, they overweigh the children, and the pressure might become unbearable. So take your feet off the pedal and relief the pressure.
The pressure to fit in: The difference in every human should be acknowledged and appreciated, but sometimes we want to fit it. While we can’t blame anyone for wanting to fit in, the pressure it imbibes on the teenagers can be overwhelming.