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Top ten problems in Teenagers
Identifying these problems among our
Quiz-Quiz Trade ( revision session)
Drugs – This is a common problem that most of
the teens face today. They could be addicted to
drugs due to a number of reasons.
Mostly it is the peer pressure. If the parents
don’t have time for these kids then the problem
only becomes more serious. So do not blame
your child if you catch him or her taking drugs.
Give them the help and the support they need.
It is also equally important that you explain
them how drugs can be dangerous and must be
Study pressure – The teenagers today are under
a lot of study pressure from both the teachers
and the parents. They have to get good grades so
that they get into a good college. You must talk
to the child and see the problems that they are
Many teenagers under pressure tend to cheat
and if caught they have to face very bad
consequences. This can make the kids rebellious
and also less disciplined.
The parents must understand that not all
children can get the best grades. They must be
more understanding to the kids and their ability.
You must allow the child to bring out the best in
them and not get pressurised to perform.
Pressure in a relationship- Many teenagers today are
in relationships. This may also include physical
involvement with a person. When teenagers are
involved in this may lead to transmitted diseases.
You must be very strong as a parent/ teachers/ House
Master when you need to deal with a situation like
this. You must never blame the child or hit him. You
must explain to them the pros and cons of a
relationship and how they must deal with it.
As a parent it may be more difficult if you do not
share a very friendly relationship with the child.
Some teenagers who are heart broken in love can get
really depressed and even try to commit suicide.
These cases are on the rise and we must advise the
parents /teachers/HM/AHM to be very careful to deal
with a situation like this
Constant need to look good – Many teenagers today
suffer from body image problem. They spend a huge
sum of money on clothes and the way they are
looking but at the end of it they are never satisfied.
Not all the teenagers can look gorgeous as a result
the others who do not have a great figure and looks
start to feel depressed and become introverts. They
don’t make friends and like to stay at home as they
are too fat and not attractive enough to get a date.
Some also blame their parents for the dark skin or for
not taking care of their diet as a child.
You may feel really upset to see this form of your
child and also feel very dejected. However, you must
understand that the child is frustrated and needs
your help. If the child is very upset never leave them
Just listen to all that they have to say till they calm
down. Leaving them alone can be a big mistake.
Constant pressure to excel in all aspects of life – as a
teenager everyone wants to be the best in all the
activities so that the other kids in school admire them
and look up to them. However, there are a lot of
problems that come with this will to be the best. Many
children stress themselves much more they can or they
should. They spend hours studying or working too hard. As
a result they may become restless and also fall sick.
The parents must take good care of the child and see
what exactly the child is doing. The parents must tell the
kids to relax along with all the hard work that they are
putting in. This is one reason why many students get
stress attacks and also may suffer from high pressure at
times. It has become common to find stress related
health problems in the teenagers. The parents are also
equally responsible for this plight of this plight.
Group Problem Task
A Use of Drug (
Why Drugs are prohibited? How can we
discourage the use of drugs in students?
How Study pressure effects the mental
health of students? Why it is dangerous
C Pressure in a
How important is the ‘Pressure in a
relationship’ for the teachers of a
boarding School? Why?
D Craze of
“Constant need to look good” Draw a list
of Disadvantages. And How we can control
in our School?
“Constant pressure to excel in all aspects
of life ” Find it Advantages and
Uncertainty about the future – Most of
the teenagers are not sure as to what life
holds for them. Which college they will
get in and what will be the career that
they will be making is uncertain as a
result the students often feel depressed
and are found lost or day dreaming. Some
of them are very confused on what they
should do and what career they should
As a parent and teacher you must give
advice to the students and show them
the way. If the child needs career
counseling then you must provide that.
One more reason for teenagers being
stressed is that they want to seek a
profession but their parents may have a
different dream for them.
If you go by the statistics you will be
surprised to see the number of teenagers
who suffer from depression. The number
is only increasing. The depression in
teenagers is not a good sign as it can ruin
the future if the teenagers.
The worst part is that the teenager may not
know how exactly he or she is going to
deal with the depression. This only
increases the magnitude of the problem
more. The cause of depression can be
personal as well as academic. As a
teenager mood swings are common and
However, if the depression continues you
must take the child to psychiatrists
because teenagers trying to commit
suicide are very common across the
social networking has become the necessity in
the life of the teenagers. If you check the
internet you will see how teenagers are addicted
to the net. They also invite unnecessary trouble
because of this and also get followed by stalkers.
This can lead to a lot of crimes against the
teenagers. They are so addicted at times that
they spend whole night updating their details
on the sites.
They do not sleep well and cannot even
concentrate on their studies as a result they
suffer a lot in all the aspects of life.
This has become one of the most common
problems that the teenagers face today and
cannot even get rid of.
Eating disorders- This is a problem that is more
common with the teenage girls. They fear that
they will become fat as a result they do not eat
at all. Due to this they suffer from anaemia and
anorexia. They become too thin and weak as a
result they develop a lot of health related
complexities. This is a common problem that
teenagers all across the world are facing.
Teenage boys on the other hand have the habit
of eating lot of junk. They do not have any
discipline and either they skip a meal or overeat
at times. As a child you can force your kids to
eat healthy but as teenagers it becomes difficult
to make them eat things that are healthy for
them as a result they suffer seriously
Teenagers are crazy for the accomplishment
of their tasks which lead them restlessness.
Ultimately it causes distress and
disappointment and in case of failing they
left the work incomplete.
As a parents/teachers, they should tell about
the reality, capacity, and effect in all. If this
problem is not diagnosed in time it may
effects the mental and physical health of
Group Problem Task
How can we come over this problem in
students? Why it is a serious issue.
B Depression How much “Depression” effects the
mental health of students? Why it is
dangerous for students?
C Addiction to
How “Addiction to Social Network” is the
problems. What other problem are
associated with this?
“Eating disorders- ” Draw a list of
Disadvantages. And How we can control in
our School? Why it is important for us?
E Restlessness Find it Advantages and Disadvantages of