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Teenagers are in the place between being a kid and being an adult butthe question is should they be treated as an adult or as a child Freedom is power though what most adults are afraid in the case ofteenagers that it is the power to make the wrong decisions Howeversome Psychologists believe that freedom is the only way they can learnto be a responsible adult Where should the limitations be set Shouldthere be limitations Or should the question of freedom not be askedSome extremists believe that teens should even have the equal rights ofan adult It seems with this most would believe would be the spark ofchaos Some adults believe that teenagers should be heavily supervisedas these are the years that impact the remainder of the teens life 4Adults shun the idea of teens having a large amount of freedom Although some philosophers and psychologists believe its what teensneed the most and can damage them emotionally Adolescence has beencalled and artificial extension of childhood There have beenstudies of nearly every species showing that once members reach pubertythey are treated as an adult Humans however are not this way they aretreated as children even at puberty This infantilization couldtake its psychological toll Infantilization causes so many youngpeople to become angry or depressed This stress can carry onto thefamily contributing to our high divorce rate in families Epstein Showing how disgustingly distressful it is to people to be infatilizedconstantly In recent surveys found that American teens are subjectedto more than 10 times as many restrictions as mainstream adults Meaning that teens are 10 times more prone to feel belittled and smallPsychologist Diane Dumas also found a correlation betweeninfantilization and psychological dysfunction Epstein Teenagerslike all human beings crave freedom They hate to have their freedomrestricted To a large extent they use their freedom precisely toeducate themselves They are biologically prepared to do thatGray And
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