Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.
Teenage is the most sensitive period of one’s life. During this period he/ she grows taller, stronger, heavier, smellier and experience frequent swift in the mood.
Along with these physical and hormonal changes, psychological development takes place in parallel.
This is the partially mature age, this phase is full of excitement and avidity to explore life.
During adolescence, eroticism is at its peak that gives rise to utmost attraction toward the opposite gender which is normal and happens to everybody.
However, that attraction and infatuation are misinterpreted as love.
But is it love?
In most cases, the answer is No, teenage relationship barely sustains and leads short term and sometimes long term side effects.
Bollywood movies like tere sang and sixteen has generalized teen dating and its after-effects but in reality, it is more complicated and has a huge impact on teens emotional development.
According to researchers, 25 per cent of adolescents are victims of dating violence or aggression, and that dating violence precedes martial violence in up to 50 per cent of cases. Nearly 11.7 per cent of adolescent girls and 7.2 per cent of adolescent boys reported that they have attempted suicide one or more time due to an unhealthy relationship.
The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Being in love and romantic relationships is a beautiful feeling but teenage is too early to have exposure to it.
Instead, this age is to have a focus on career goals and developing moral values so that they can recognise the value of love and relationships at the right time.
So, teens should be exhorted to comprehend the actual meaning of love which is possible by developing a healthy parent-child bond.