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ERIC Number: EJ1102381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Positive Home Environment and Behaviour Development in Early Adolescents
Jayalekshmi, N. B.; Dharma Raja, B. William
Journal on Educational Psychology, v4 n3 p26-31 Nov 2010-Jan 2011
Early adolescence is a period of transition when the individual changes physically and psychologically from a child to an adult. This transition involves physical, cognitive and socio- emotional changes. The developmental changes that occur during this period cause varying degree of disturbance. The changes they undergo sometimes results in behavioural disorders where they exhibit inappropriate types of behaviour even under normal circumstances. In early adolescence as in all other stages of life, behaviour is the result of interaction between the individual and environment. Early adolescence features increased activity, increased aggressiveness, decreased dependence upon the adults and greater scope for social interaction. The journey through this period becomes easier when parents are involved in adolescents' lives. The parental relationship with early adolescents and the type of home in which they grow are main factors in shaping their behaviour development. Positive parenting encourages early adolescents to be independent but still places limits and controls on children's actions. A positive home environment can raise the early adolescents to be more socially competent and emotionally healthy. By providing a warm, supportive and congenial environment parents can help their teenagers acquire normal behaviour in this stage. Schools can help the parents by organizing educational programmes which will help parents handle their children's issues.
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Language: English
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