Reasons Behind The Teenage Rebellion

A Research Paper Presented to: Dr. Reynaldo Caranguian

In Partial fullfillment of the Requirements in Com Arts 2

Hannah Fe B. Escurel

Presentation & Interpretation of Data V.Statement of the Problem C.Definition of Terms II.The Problem & Its Background A.Conclusion & Recommendation .Introduction B.Research Methodology IV.Significance of the Problem E.Summary.Analysis.Scope & Limitation D.Review of Related Literature & Studies Literature Related Literature III.Table Of Research Paper I.

The best attracts attention. every child see that the most popular kids in their grade and above are those who are a little bit naughty. if not outright criminal. To an adolescent.Why the difference? In the west we assume that if we teach our children the principles of our culture--that whatever has to do with money is good and the more of it that is . It's almost expected. it's advice. In the latter part of grade school and the early years of high school.not seamlessly but without large scale rebellion. In the western world we have come to accept that teenage rebellion is part of the process of coming of age.Mark Twain embedded life lessons or observations about human behaviour in just about every story he told. including "friends" and members of the opposite sex. Thekids who brag about being bad come across as being the best at rebelling.Chapter I Introduction It's a shame that this quote was taken out of context (I don't have access to its original material source). To adults this seems like an observation about life. This is not the case in most of the world where the teen years are ones where a child transforms into an adult. It's part of the teenage rebellion thing.

Teenagers must learn from their parents about how to find food and support to ward off enemies or they won't thrive as adults.either earned or spent is best--that our children will simply grow into our money-oriented culture and adapt as we did. In most of the world. so turn to divorce. especially of our children. including everything to do with work. gambling. prostitution and theft (or cheating). We grew up believing (because we were taught) that anything is possible. friendships. among other things. they see parents who have trouble coping with their lives. support systems. alliances and how to deal with the problems of life that have been faced and overcome by their forebears.To accomplish this. alcohol. money is not a god to be worshipped. From the point of view of adolescents. In the west we have a different attitude toward the future. that every job possibility is available to someone who is prepared to work for it. simply surviving takes up most time for adults and adolescents. drugs. Their role models do not conform to the ethics and morals they were taught (though loosely and ineffectively in .For much of the non-western world. Life continues using the proven ways of the past because life itself is at risk if anything different is attempted. that the economy will provide for those who work hard and that traditional life skills didn't need to be taught because the world is changing so fast that new skills would be needed anyway. people must teach to their children the details of their culture. have families and grow old enough to be supported by their children.

They don't want to be like their parents. the more they learn that the lifestyles of their parents are not sustainable. and do not apply to every teenager or every family. and meet their needs. but it has taken some of the lustre away from doctors and lawyers.These are generalizations.The problem is that they don't know how to rebel constructively. Consequently. to become wealthy in the working world. The closer they get to adulthood.So long as we do not teach our young people what they need to know as adults. western countries tend to have the highest rates of their citizens in prison (the US is the highest in the world.including coping skills. The young people want something different. They are social trends with enough study having been done . so they rebel in ways that often turn out to be destructive. by a good margin) and the highest rates of mental illness and people taking moodenhancing or mood-controlling medications to make their lives bearable.many cases). but we take it as simply bad behaviour and feel they need to be punished. Shocking? Not at all. they will want something different and will "rebel." Rebelling is their way of signalling their needs to us. which is why the parents turn to personally or socially destructive behaviours. so they rebel. They are the students who are most likely to have the highest paying jobs. of course.Teenagers rebel because they are confused. The money ethic hasn't changed. One recent change in high schools (in some cities) is that the geeks are now among the more popular students.

take heart. it can prompt both defensiveness and despair in the hearts of parents struggling through the teen years. Like all children. teenagers cannot know the limits of their behaviour without first exploring the edges. at one time or another all teenagers will rebel in . you're not alone. being Patient and recognising that you have a teenager. rebellion is never easy to deal with. Teenagers only need the time. Whether it's refusing to take the dog for a walk or sneaking out of the home for a late-night party. Most teenagersat some time in their lives.The topic of teen rebellion usually triggers some kind of emotional response.on the subject to show that the conclusions are correct in a general sense. The key to dealing with rebellious teenagers is avoiding confrontation. to learn correct behaviour. will openly defy the advice and authority of their and other figures of authority. to find where they belong in the greater scheme of things. Whether your teen is opposing your authority or God's. we learn the difference through trial and error as we mature. We are not born with an innate sense of right and wrong.If you're completely at a loss on how to curb your teenager's rebellion. It can ignite fear in the hearts of parents who have children on the brink of adolescence.The major reason for rebellion in teenagers is for them to find their place in the adult world. The important thing to remember is that most teenagers will pass through this phase and return to become normal law abiding citizens. and life's lessons. and it can inspire a sigh of relief for parents who now have adult children.

Jacob lied to his father and rebelled to steal his brother's birthright .Teenage rebellion has been around for hundreds of years. Larson.)Why do teenagers rebel? 2. Socrates wrote this in the third century B. a contempt for authority who tyrannized their teachers and contradicted their mothers and fathers. here are some things that you need to know. Statement Of The Problem: The study aims to present the Reasons Behind The Teenage Rebellion Specially. in a paper written by Dr. While this description may sound like a teenager in your home. he cites an interesting quote from Socrates. in fact.C.)How can you prevent teenage rebellion? Significance & Importance of Study . The quote referred to youth as having bad manners and no regard for the elderly. president of the Massachusetts based juvenile program Straight Ahead Ministries. tells the story of Esau and Jacob. The Book of Genesis.E.E. written between 1450 and 1410 B.)In what forms do teenagers rebel? 3. questions 1.C.some degree. Scott J. If you're in the midst of dealing with a rebellious teenager. But teenage rebellion goes back even further.the researchers seek to answer the ff.

spending time together as a family helps support your teen's autonomy.Make family time a required activity. Make clear what the consequences are and follow through on what you say.Set firm rules. Discipline does not need to be severe. but early recognition and intervention is the key to keeping these behaviors from shaping a bleak future. They can also point out problem areas.Talk to your teen as an adult. By speaking to them as an adult. but this prepares your teen for life on their own. Studies also show that parental support keeps teens from engaging in more risky behaviors.Many parents don't know what options are available. they will feel more respected and be open to communicate. The way to know your child is to talk with them daily. Visions of tough love and military schools come to mind. going out for a meal. Strong family bonds foster healthy adults. Staying involved means going to sport activities and school events. This allows you to identify warning signs and get help when needed. They might not react maturely.Talk with your teen everyday and stay involved. Make sure it is not something passive like watching a movie or TV. Gaining their trust means they are more likely to tell you what's going on. Get to know their teachers and mentors.This study will contribute to all the teenagers. or another fun activity. as that doesn't give you the opportunity to interact. but they won't feel as threatened by your authority. Scope & Limitations . Ironically. Teens test your authority by breaking rules. Maybe it's biking in the park once a week.

Whether your teen is opposing your authority or God's. and it can inspire a sigh of relief for parents who now have adult children. It can ignite fear in the hearts of parents who have children on the brink of adolescence.This study will focus on the topic of teen rebellion usually triggers some kind of emotional response. Limitations This study does not cover the minimize the teenage rebellion. rebellion is never easy to deal with. . it can prompt both defensiveness and despair in the hearts of parents struggling through the teen years.

Chapter III Research Methodology First used computer to searched my topic about the teenage rebellion then read it and analize how can start the intoduction.then search again and again if dont see it used books to add some opinion. .

These years are a constant struggle between dependence and independence.Teenagers are at a point in their lives when they are trying to figure out who they are as a person. they are overwhelmed and still desire parental protection.Analysis & Interpretation of Data It's normal for a teen to show a little bit of rebellion now and again. As teenagers bodies are changing. their likes/dislikes and what they will be doing for the rest of their lives. At the same time. They use this time to test and try out many identities until they find one they are most comfortable with. Teenagers rebel for a variety of reasons. interferes with normal daily functioning and is destructive to themselves and others calls for much more attention. Some forms of rebellion can begin with pressure from peers to join in various destructive behaviors. Rebellious teens want to have total independence and prove to you that they can do things themselves. How your teen chooses to rebel. Some forms may include: . hormone fluctuations can bring about all sorts of mood changes. depends on their own individual feelings and problems. Teenage rebellion which is constant.Chapter IV Presentation.

)Argumentative . Set up some reasonable house rules If your rules are to strict.a.)Spending more time with friends away from family members b. As long as it is not harmful.cutting classes. but don't criticize. overly defenseless g. missing school. If your rebellious teenager feels the need to be alone.quick to anger. under any circumstances.Keep an open relationship with your teenager Let them know that they can always come to you with their problems.experimenting with alcohol and illicit drugs e. drop in grades d.)Substance abuse . Give your teenagers some say in home of these rules and curfews so that they feel some . Keeping the dangerous forms under control is necessary though in order to avoid further problems from developing. As parents.)School problems . Rebellion could be due to another underlying problem. give them some space to Don't be too harsh with criticism Teenagers like to experiment with their individuality to discover who they are. tastes in music f. further treatment with a mental health professional should be sought. If your teenager is showing harmful rebellious behavior.trying out new clothing styles. your rebellious teen might feel the need to break them. let them try out new things.)Rejection of rules/curfews c.)Running away from home Preventing all forms of teenage rebellion can be a difficult chore as some of this behavior is a normal process of growing up. the following methods can be helpful in keeping rebellion at a minimum.)Change in appearance/interests . Give your opinion. hairstyles.

give yourselves some space for a while and talk about it at a later time once tempers diminish. Try not to argue with your rebellious teen Yelling and arguing with your rebellious teen about your differences only sets a bad example of how to deal with problems. If that cannot be done. Try to approach the matter at hand in a calm fashion. Punishments should be fair Set reasonable consequences for broken rules as unfair punishments can create further rebellion. .ownership over them.

As soon as a person hears the word rebellion one immediately paints a picture of sulks and tantrums and unreasonable behavior.Chapter V Summary.Conclusion. They are in the process of developing t heir values.Teens are preparing to separate or individuate from the family. we will increase our competence in encouraging teens to establish their sense of identity. Instead of taking it at face value we need to delve into the reasons behind it. there can be . By becoming familiar with these stages. Adolescents cannot do this in a vacuum.Teenagers must initiate this separation and often rebellion gives them the energy to do this. but rather through conflict and confrontationAdolescents may be rude or make fun of parents and other authority figures and not want to be with them. defiance expresses autonomy and says that he or she doesn¶t need parents in and often serves as a test of parental caring.Due to body changes. In a teenager¶s mind. A teenager challenges rules and values as a way of establishing his or her individuality.Recommendation Teenage has become synonymous with the word rebellion. What makes a normal reasonable individual to act in such an unpredictable way.We need to better understand adolescent developmental stages to help us not take teenage behavior as a personal attack on us.

Supporters of the youth rights movement often suggest that teen rebellion is a uniquely Western phenomenon that results from a society which views teenagers as less than adult and thus unjustly restricts their freedom in the name of their own good. Indeed. and these pressures may cause teenage rebellion.confusion about whether teenagers really do want to grow up. Others have faulted teenage rebellion as a product of a failure in parenting. causing them to rebel as a way to break free of these restrictions. This is in contrast to more developed societies. Both go through maturation processes during adolescence.There remains some debate as to whether the causes of teenage rebellion are completely natural or necessary. Some posit that an adolescent's failure to achieve a sense of identity can result in role confusion and an inability to choose a vocation. an increased need for physical activity and inappropriate laughter and giggling. . heightened sensitivity. in the Western world the age at which one is considered an adult (in both the cultural and legal sense) has advanced from the early teens in earlier centuries to the late teens and even early twenties in today's society. sudden flare-ups. where teenagers are often viewed as adults.Hormonal changes cause mood swings marked by tearfulness.Steinberg also posits that this is because teenage risktaking is generated by competition between the socioemotional and cognitive-control networks. or of contradictory social guidance in the media. but do so at different rates.

inattentive to. to change the actual behavior. but is overthrown in adolescents by the stronger socioemotional network. This because the rules that teenagers break when they rebel are based upon the logical system supported by the cognitive-control network. which imposes regulatory control over dangerous decision making. develops more rapidly and earlier during puberty. It has done little. This network is utilized by the adult authority. . across the whole of adolescence."[]Teenagers have the same ability as adults to evaluate risks and their own vulnerability to the risks. Increased availability of information and education regarding the consequences of risky behavior have improved adolescents' understanding of the risks. develops over a longer period of time. the socioemotional network. a large factor in teenage rebellion is the natural early development of the socioemotional network. however.Specifically. From the point of view of a cognitive psychologist. which dictates responses to social and emotional stimulation.Steinberg states in his article "Risk Taking in Adolescence: New Perspectives from Brain and Behavioral Science" that "systematic research does not support the stereotype of adolescents as irrational individuals who believe they are invulnerable and who are unaware. or unconcerned about the potential harms of risky behavior. The cognitive-control network.

This network is utilized by the adult authority. but is overthrown in adolescents by the stronger socioemotional network.defiance expresses autonomy and says that he or she doesn't need parents in and often serves as a test of parental caring. will take risks because they find the reward (such as instant gratification or peer acceptance) more valuable. They are also more likely to over-estimate the risks. In fact. Teens also. . Recommendation Teenagers must initiate this separation and often rebellion gives them the energy to do this.Adolescents maybe rude or make fun of parents and other authority figure and not want to be with them. From the point of view of a cognitive psychologist.Adolescents cannot do this in a vacuum. however. in fact.A teenager challenges rules and values as a away of establishing his or her individuality. a Cornell study from 2006 determined that teens are more likely to consider risk while making a decision.but rather through conflict and confrontation. and for a longer period of time. a large factor in teenage rebellion is the natural early development of the socioemotional network.Conclusion This because the rules that teenagers break when they rebel are based upon the logical system supported by the cognitive-control network.In a teenagers mind. than adults.

. Argumentative-s an evidentiary objection raised in response to a question which prompts a witness to draw inferences from facts of the case.Definition Of Terms Adolescents. therefore.(from Latin: adolescere meaning "to grow up")is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development generally occurring betweenpuberty and legal adulthood (age of majority). Coaching tends to focus on the achievement by coachees of a goal or specific skill. Sneaking-that is a persistent conjecture Struggling-to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition <struggling with the problem> Tyrannize-To treat tyrannically. education or social class.but largely characterized as beginning and ending with the teenage stage. Coaching. be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors from civil disobedience and mass nonviolent resistance. Peer-People who are equal in such respects as age. as in peer group Rebellion-is a refusal of obedience or order. It may.refers to the activity of a coach in developing the abilities of coachees or clients. oppress.

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