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Family Life & Life Skills Education for Adolescents: Trivandrum Experience

M.K.C., Nair (2005) Family Life & Life Skills Education for Adolescents: Trivandrum Experience. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Adolescence is a period of experimenting, experiencing and expanding. Adolescents need help and guidance in decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, developing interpersonal skills, self-awareness, empathy, coping with stress and managing emotions. The rebelliousness and dislike for parental intrusion usually keeps parents at bay because teenagers do not relish the idea of help and guidance from parents. However, this may not always be so. Beneath frequent violent outbursts, sudden mood swings and related interpersonal problems of an adolescent, there may be a person crying out for professional help. All adolescents need support and guidance. When parents find it difficult to handle signs of trouble, professional help should be sought at the earliest. Extra care is needed while offering help to adolescents problems because it is not easy for teenagers to accept the fact that they need help. Attempts should be made to understand the adolescent, and to safeguard, protect and guide him/her. The Family Life & Life Skills Education Programme is a good support system for adolescents at the community level.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:JOURNALS > Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
ID Code:4490
Deposited By:Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent, Mental Health
Deposited On:06 Aug 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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