"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace" - Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
So it has been observed that even the most polite child turns into a moody teenager. After some reading I learned that older people have been complaining about the lack of respect from their young people for nearly a century! The idea that "kids these days don't show us any respect... when we were younger we didn't behave like that," is misconceived, and has been passed down through the generations.
Young people do have the right to be angry about a great deal: the bad reputation they've inherited for one, physical transformation and hormonal upheaval for another, and having a very complex social and financial world to navigate through for yet another.
The maturing young person is developing a sense of who s/he wants to be. The supportiveness of others facilitates this process, as do internal resources such as self-confidence and empathy.
Counselling young people allows for the safe exploration of feeling and thinking, about themselves and their hopes and ambitions, with a skilled professional who can offer the best of both worlds - child and adult therapy techniques.
ęCopyright 2015 Pritiva Attiken