1) Sudden loud noise
2) Loss of support
3) Strange animals
5) Strange situations
6) Strange persons
7) High places
8) Deep water cause fear among children
There is a decrease in intensity and number of fears as the child grows .Adults fears are totally different from children’s fears .Their fears are the product of imagination, dangerous situations ,fanciful ,subjective ,supernatural remote dangers ,dark and imaginary matters associated with death and accidents-injuries ,fire fall from high places ,imaginary creatures, being alone .
Adolescents are highly emotional. However, they have a conscious awareness of feeling with a specific cognitive label .They also attain emotional adjustment, the ability to have reasonable control over the emotions and to express them appropriately depending on the situation. Though they experience emotional tension due to stressful situations-interpersonal conflicts, frustrations, grief or emotional storm with reassurance, encouragement and approval received
From the group or an individual or due to ones own cognitive clarity, they can balance their emotions. They develop the capacity to experience and express subtle, discrete emotions.
Arthur T. Jersild describes ,”An adequate description of emotional maturity must take account of full scope of the individuals capacity and powers, and his ability to use and enjoy them .In its broadest sense emotional maturity means the degree to which the person has realized his potential for richness of living and has developed his capacity to enjoy things, to relate himself to others to love and to laugh, his capacity for wholehearted sorrow when an occasion for grief arises …and his capacity to show fear when there is occasion to be frightened, without feeling a need to use a false mask of courage .
Controlling negative emotions:
Realistic understanding of the facts keeps away from negative emotions, for which the family and society have to help. Impartial treatment, accepting individual differences contribute to balance emotions .Free expression of emotions through co- curricular activities are possible to some extent.
Threatening of anyone, rigidity in discipline, over emphasis on perfection, examinations and undue competitions develop negative emotions .Such practices should be kept away to maintain healthy mind.
REMEMBER.... YOUR MIND IS YOUR MASTER.....YOU CAN CONTROL AND COMMAND YOUR THOUGHTS....
LOVE YOURSELF - RESPECT YOURSELF
YOUR LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
- HAZEL SHIRLEY-