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dimanche 24 juin 2018
Why Today’s Teens Aren’t in Any Hurry to Grow Up
Why Today’s Teens Aren’t in Any Hurry to Grow Up
A “moderate life technique” is more typical in times and places where families have less youngsters and invest more energy developing every kid’s development and improvement. This is a decent depiction of our present culture in the U.S., when the normal family has two youngsters, children can begin playing composed games as preschoolers and getting ready for school can start as right on time as grade school. This isn’t a class wonder; I found in my investigation that the pattern of growing up more gradually doesn’t separate between adolescents from less advantaged foundations and those from wealthier families.
A “quick life procedure,” then again, was the more typical child rearing methodology in the mid-twentieth century, when less work sparing gadgets were accessible and the normal lady had four youngsters. Thus, kids expected to fight for themselves sooner. At the point when my uncle disclosed to me he ran thin plunging with his companions when he was eight, I asked why his folks gave him authorization.
At that point I recalled: His folks had six other kids (with one more to come), ran a ranch and it was 1947. The guardians expected to concentrate on everyday survival, not ensuring their children had violin lessons by age five.
Is growing up gradually great or terrible?
Life history hypothesis expressly takes note of that moderate and quick life systems are adjustments to a specific situation, so each isn’t innately “great” or “terrible.” Likewise, seeing the patterns in high schooler conduct as “great” or “awful” (or as teenagers being more “develop” or “juvenile,” or more “mindful” or “lethargic”) misses the 10,000 foot view: slower advancement toward adulthood. What’s more, it’s not simply adolescents – youngsters are less inclined to stroll to and from school and are all the more firmly administered, while youthful grown-ups are taking more time to sink into vocations, wed and have kids.
“Adulting” – which alludes to youthful grown-ups performing grown-up obligations as though this were wonderful – has now entered the vocabulary. The whole formative way from earliest stages to full adulthood has moderated.
Be that as it may, similar to any adjustment, the moderate life methodology has exchange offs. It’s certainly something worth being thankful for that less teenagers are engaging in sexual relations and drinking liquor. Be that as it may, shouldn’t something be said about when they head off to college and abruptly enter a domain where sex and liquor are wild? For instance, albeit less 18-year-olds now hit the bottle hard, 21-to 22-year-olds still hit the bottle hard at generally an indistinguishable rate from they have since the 1980s. One examination found that teenagers who quickly expanded their hitting the bottle hard were more in danger of liquor reliance and change issues than the individuals who figured out how to drink over a more drawn out timeframe. Deferring presentation to liquor, at that point, could make youthful grown-ups less arranged to manage drinking in school.
The same may be valid for youngsters who don’t work, drive or go out much in secondary school. Indeed, they’re most likely more averse to get into a mischance, yet they may likewise land at school or the work environment less arranged to settle on choices all alone.
School directors portray understudies who can’t do anything without calling their folks. Bosses stress that more youthful representatives do not have the capacity to work autonomously. Despite the fact that I found in my examinations that iGen manifests a more grounded hard working attitude than millennials, they’ll likely likewise require more direction as they change into adulthood.
Indeed, even because of the drawbacks, it’s imaginable helpful that adolescents are investing more energy growing socially and sincerely before they date, have intercourse, drink liquor and work for pay. The key is to ensure that youngsters in the end get the chance to build up the abilities they will require as grown-ups: freedom, alongside social and basic leadership aptitudes.
For guardians, this may mean endeavoring to drive your young people out of the house more. Else, they may very well need to live with you until the end of time.
Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University
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