Industrial Revolution

Adolescence and the problems inherent to it is a vast and complex subject. It is a stage of life in which both parents and children have to face conflicts generated by emotional, family problems and conduct of their children. Many parents simply tick this stage as the difficult years that are normal in the life of their children and adopt the attitude of the ostrich. They bury your head in the sand until the storm has passed. But it really has to be this way? What as normal is that a young person who is waking up to adulthood experience so many conflicts with himself and with his surroundings? Although this article is not intended to offer a solution to the problems typical of adolescence, if it offers a point of view that will help parents to better understand their children during the course of it. For that I want to invite you to take a little trip through the history. Adolescence, as we know it today is a relatively recent concept.

UD be surprised that in other times not There was the term adolescence. A little more than two hundred years ago, before the start of the Industrial Revolution, there were no teenagers, only knew the stage of childhood which then passed to the young adult. Both children and youth were actively involved in a home economics and had responsibilities that increased significantly according to their age. A young adult or a young adult working shoulder to shoulder with his father or his mother in own family business chores, either on a farm, as artisans, blacksmiths, bakers, etc. From a very early age the young person was identified with an occupation of real life in which played together with adults in your community. And, if they could access higher education, they also did so at a very early age. You will be surprised to hear that Philip Melanchton, the man who helped Martin Luther translated the Bible from Greek into German, was a mere teenager in today’s terms.

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