The causes of teenage drug abuse are not well understood. Many countries now require young people to attend school until they are at least 16 years of age. What are the problems of sexual relations among teenagers? Are teens concerned about their appearance? However, adolescents may also be arrested and charged with more serious crimes such as stealing and driving away cars, burglary, shoplifting and violent behaviour. Even able students may rebel if they feel that too much is demanded of them.
Social development is easiest for adolescents who feel that their parents love and trust them. Most of the problems that adolescents have are related to schoolwork, employment, finances, or peer group and family relationships. They may also have more difficulty making friends. Some are married at the time or marry soon after. Most young people mature sexually by the age of 14 or Adolescents assume they are developing normally if their peers accept and like them. Older teenagers may have serious relationships with a particular partner. Special problems of adolescence. Most adolescents become deeply involved with their peer groups — that is their circle of friends and acquaintances. In some countries drug abuse among adolescents causes great concern. The use of drugs. But generally a young person of this age lacks the experience and social maturity needed to function as an adult in most societies today. Surveys in the United States have shown that the majority of teenagers in that country have at least experimented with such drugs as alcohol, barbiturates, cocaine, LSD, or marijuana. Many teenagers who perform poorly at schools come from homes where learning is not encouraged, but many students do not develop their abilities even though they receive encouragement at home. A single overdose of some drugs, such as heroin or a barbiturate, can result in coma or death. Name the reasons for juvenile delinquency. Teenage boys may belong to street gangs. All adolescents have problems from time to time. On average, only 20 per cent of teenagers charged with serious offences are female. A few have miscarriages, and a growing number have medical abortions. However, most young people pass through adolescence without serious difficulty. During early adolescence, boys and girls get together mainly in group activities, such as school functions, parties, and club meetings. Some teenagers show a decline in motivation during the final years at school, while others are under pressure to work for examinations necessary to obtain entrance to university and college courses. Many juvenile delinquents come from low-income families. Some have experimented, with heroin, morphine or other narcotic drugs.
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Talking to my teen about sex and sexuality!
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