DISTANCE LEARNING - UNDERSTAND TEENAGE BEHAVIOUR
The period of adolescence involves a great deal of change and development. The adolescent is transitioning from childhood into adulthood, and in doing so they are taking on new roles and responsibilities. They must re-evaluate everything they are familiar with so as to successfully adjust, meet expectations, and move forward. Whilst many teenagers pass through this period relatively smoothly, for others it can be a time of 'storm and stress'.
This course considers all the many changes that occur during this period. These include changes in relation to sexuality and physicality, as well as emotional changes, and moral development. Adolescents may be challenged by psychological problems such as depression, self-esteem issues, identity crises, and so forth. They may respond to these challenges in different ways. For instance, some teenagers may act out and become involved in crime, drug taking, or sexual encounters. Some may become withdrawn, moody, or anxious.
This course seeks to unravel the mystery of adolescent behaviour. It examines the developmental changes which occur and offers the student the opportunity to consider them in depth. It is a must for anyone working or living with teenagers - from teachers to health care professionals, and parents alike.
If you would like to learn more about how teenagers think, the difficulties they may face, and why they sometimes behave in challenging ways click on the link below to read more.