Teenage is a fundamental stage of life that each human being passes through. Some people face this period of their life strongly and positively, while others face many problems and difficulties. This depends on the environment these young adults live in, their parents, their friends, their living conditions, their education, and many other factors. Teenagers face many problems such as becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, being influenced negatively by their peers, self-image and weight, or even arguments with their parents.
Teens and their lifestyle
Teens are becoming a vastly spoken about subject today as their changing lifestyles are bringing about a lot of change in the world. Lifestyles of teenagers today are not at all the same from what it use to be 50 years ago. 50 years ago, teens were more interested in studies, sports, hobbies and day to day activities. But today, it has taken a whole new phase where teen life is all about parties, drinking, smoking, drugs and sexual pleasure. This is becoming a major issue to parents as well as Governments because the young generation of the country is more likely to get heart diseases and cancers than the older generations. Studies and researches are showing a rapid increase in the alcohol consumption by teenagers in the last few years. Some teens under 16 admit drinking an average of ten units of alcohol a week, five pints of beer or ten normal glasses of wine. At this rate these teens will die of heart diseases and cancer even before their parents. Smoking has become another major issue; smoking being one of the biggest killers in the world is now greatly affecting the teenagers. Almost a quarter of 15 year olds are regular smokers, weed and other similar products are also been used greatly. Smoking is highly addictive and teens find it very hard to give up. Six out of ten 16 to 24 year olds admit not using condoms while being engaged in sexual activities which is a major cause of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) to spread widely among teens. The fast moving and restless lifestyles of teens today are pushing them towards more junk and fast food rather than healthier and home cooked food. Obesity is another major problem faced by Governments as the cases of heart diseases and diabetes been reported among teens are increasing daily. Teens suffering from obesity can have long term illnesses which might show up immediately or later in life. Governments must take action against this catastrophe; more education should be given to teens about their health and risk factors. Schools should teach more about the outcomes of wrong doings, parents should constantly advice on how to go on the correct path. If teens are more aware of what they are doing to themselves by having unhealthy diets, drinking, smoking, they will think twice before opening the next beer, lighting the next cigarette and eating a burger. Teens must be encouraged to take part in more sports and other activities. Teens should be shown the value of education so they will focus more on studies in their teen years. Governments must take more legal steps to help teens stay away from all the unwanted things. Teen years should be fun and playful; we should allow teenagers to destroy their valuable lives. We must help them build a better lifestyle today so they can live a happier life tomorrow. Teenager Problems:
The clothes you wear. The food you eat. The color of your bedroom walls. Where you go and how you get there. The people you hang with. What time you go to bed. They're just a few examples of the many hundreds of things that your parents controlled for you when you were a child. As a kid, you didn't have a say in very much that went on; your parents made decisions about everything from the cereal you ate in the morning to the pajamas you wore at night. And it's a good thing, too — kids need this kind of protection and assistance because they aren't mature enough to take care of...
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