The importance of peers and role models for adolescence”Felicity ignores us. She walks out to them, an apparition in white and blue velvet, her head held high as they stare in awe at her, the goddess. I don’t know yet what power feels like. But this is surely what it looks like, and I think I’m beginning to understand why those ancient women had to hide in caves. Why our parents and suitors want us to behave properly and predictably.
It’s not that they want to protect us; it’s that they fear us.” A thorough understanding of adolescence in society depends on information from various perspectives, including psychology, biology, history, sociology, education, and anthropology. Within all of these perspectives, adolescence is viewed as a transitional period between childhood and adulthood, whose cultural purpose is the preparation of children for adult roles. It is a period of multiple transitions involving education, training, employment and unemployment, as well as transitions from one living circumstance to anotherThe end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood varies by country and by function. Furthermore, even within a single nation state or culture there can be different ages at which an individual is considered (chronologically and legally) mature enough for society to entrust them with certain privileges and responsibilities. Such milestones include driving a vehicle, having legal sexual relations, serving in the armed forces or on a jury, purchasing and drinking alcohol, voting, entering into contracts, finishing certain levels of education, and marriage. Adolescence is usually accompanied by an increased independence allowed by the parents or legal guardians, including less supervision as compared to preadolescence.
peers is important in adolescents because peers help you with some problems in life. Something you cannot share with your parents or another member of your family. Peers are role models of adolescence because sometimes you can see you future in them.
During early adolescents social networks, including friends and peers become much more important to youth than ever before. In middle school for the first time. Youth begin to select friendship based on natural interest rather than based on convenience. Youth with prosocial friendships are less likely to engage in risky behavior.
Risky behaviors include dropping out of schools substance use such as alcohol and smoking, early and risky sexual activity violence and crime. Prosocial friendships also help youth to learn and practice important skills that will help them to become successful adults. Positive role models or people that youth look-up to, are also influential on youth behavior. These benefits include, Enhanced feelings of self-worth higher grades and, in some cases, less substance.I conclude that we must follow our parents because they know what is the best for us.