teenage children. The subject should be natural and fluid, but the reality is very different from this. According to experts, adolescence is the stage in life that is most associated with crisis situations, instability and indecision.
remember that these are very different times. Sex education to this day is still
limited to the reproductive function which is one of its characteristics, but is not the only one, because there are also other elements such as pleasure, eroticism, romantic relationships and interpersonal relationships.
none of these methods and have neither the knowledge, nor the experience or
guidance from their parents or adults.
The love of the parents is the primordial element to accompany in this stage of life. As well as: understanding, interest, communication and trust.
for health and social sciences’, explains that adolescence comprises three
Pre-adolescence ranges from 12 to 14 years old:
- Distance from family and prefers to be with friends.
- The first conflicts arise when facing the challenge of rules and limits.
- Emotional, impulsive responses and mood swings appear.
- Need for greater intimacy.
- Insecurity about appearance and attractiveness.
- Increased interest in sexuality.
- Interaction with same-sex peers and attraction to the opposite sex.
Adolescence ranges from 14 to 18 years old:
- Constant questioning of adults.
- Need for greater autonomy.
- More significant friendship relationships.
- Constant search for approval with their circle of friends.
- Extreme changes in mood.
- Development of identity.
- Body changes are stabilized, attention is focused on appearance
Late adolescence from 18 to 20 years old:
- Familiar approaches return and conflicts with parents diminish.
- Planning their life project, medium and long term goals.
- More stable romantic relationships.
- Development of identity and establishment of moral, religious and
- Full biological maturation and acceptance of body image.
- Take advantage of your child’s dreams to motivate them; this will allow them to progressively build their life project.
- Do not take discussions with your teenager personally; it is likely that their anger or rage is not against you.
- It is important to be good students, but it is even more important for them to be good people.
- Avoid making judgments about their behavior, thinking or reactions, this will facilitate a more open communication.
- Ask questions before giving answers, even if you don’t know the response, it will be the beginning of a shared search.
- We must be interested in what young people think. It is a generation that was born with the Internet, unlike us; what they don’t understand they get to know it in just one click, but it does not guarantee that they will always find the best answers.