The effect that our society has on young adolescents is a profound and dangerous one.
This is not an easy task by any means, but it’s fundamental that the development of young teenagers be taken on as a consideration of utmost importance and with the intent that it be a stepping stone - one that is paramount to the success of such a teenager later in life.
Teenage boys are taught violence, a disregard for life, and a disrespect for those around them through the “shoot-em-up” video games they play, the obscene music videos and television shows they watch, and the graphic depictions of women in our cultures media and pornography industry. Bright and eager young boys and girls enter adolescence and transform.
They turn into sullen, moody, depressed teenagers with violent tendencies and destructive behavior.
Parents should refrain from getting upset and reprimanding their children for past behavior and instead explain why different behavior would better serve the child's interests and well-being.
It’s important that above all the child feel supported and loved.