(In Proverbial Form)
By Dr Gee
Adolescence is the stage between 13 and 19 years of an individual.
Adolescence means to grow or attain maturity.
It is a stage where an individual has to mature spiritually,emotionally,mentally,physically and socially.
The eagerness and desires of childhood disappears and the behaviours of elders take its place during adolescence.
Adolescence begins externally by the changes in one's physique.
Physical changes are due to nature's call for attaining a masculine or feminine role.
Adolescence brings much tensions and psychological changes.
Society is not much concerned with the real problems of adolescence.
The adolescent feels much hesitation to express oneself.
Elders have to understand the peculiarities of those in adolescence and give proper guidance that they may not go astray.
Grown-ups have to counsel the adolescent about their physical and psychological changes.
Adolescent should know and follow spiritual guidance that it empowers to overcome pressures.
It is the view of society that creates more problems in adolescent.
Society keeps a negative attitude towards an adolescent.
Society finds,for each and everything,faults in adolescent.
Social attitude creates agony in the mind of adolescent that they walk with suffocation.
Society is not allowing really to do or not to do anything by adolescent.
Grown-ups view adolescents as dangerous people.
Adolescents expect social recognition but they won't receive the same.
Society and social behaviours indirectly motivates an adolescent to commit wrong.
Over controlling of society will give negative effect than positive in dealing with adolescent.
Society should permit adolescent to take part in social inter-relationships.
Shortcomings of the adolescent must be corrected with an understanding and sympathetic approach.
God-consciousness will help adolescent to face the pros and cons of social attitudes and live at surprise.
Only when controlled by God,an adolescent becomes really able to reflect his or her personality.
Adolescence is a stage of curiousness.
Influence of books,magazines,films,friends,education will have double effect in adolescent either for good or bad.
Character vices are learned more in adolescent age from different internal and external influences.
A natural trend towards evil is the peculiarity of this stage.
Inconsistency is the hallmark of adolescence.
An adolescent should be nourished spiritually to tackle his or her problems.
Adolescent normally shows a rebellious attitude towards what they know to be right.
God's spirit evokes good thoughts and actions in an adolescent to be practical in life.
Whether social circumstances be favourable or unfavourable,an adolescent with the Spirit of God will be steady and constant in his or her actions or reactions,for the best.
Adolescence is a developmental phenomenon.
Steady growth and reflections will be taking place throughout adolescence.
All changes of adolescence leads to maturity for adulthood.
Adolescent personality is different in different cultures.
Naturally,social things play much influence in the behaviours and attitudes of adolescent.
Psychological,biological and egoistic needs of an adolescent should be met in a healthy way.
The obstacles to fulfillment of needs of an adolescent should be overcome gradually.
Most of the needs and problems of an adolescent will find satisfaction,if one is willing to submit his or her spirit to God.
Needs and problems will arise and vanish if one's spirit is being submitted to this world.
Society should be more aware to the problems of adolescent that they take right course of action for life.
Society should learn to respect the personality of an adolescent.
An adolescent should be freed from cultural taboos.
Healthy attitude and information about sex and its related changes should be given to adolescent.
Well training of adolescent will create a better adulthood and future.
Spiritual,moral and cultural values will reduce the tensions of adolescent and help to go on.
Let an adolescent anticipate for and acquire best of everything during this stage.
DR GEE VERGHESE GEORGE,D.Litt.