Arguably, many people in the world have numerous emotions in times of major changes in life. In the modern world, adolescent girls too undergo several psychological, physical, and emotional changes, which in most cases are stressful. During this stage most of them are lost to pregnancy, alcohol, suicide, drugs as well as spiritually. Rite of passage in adolescent girls is a cross culrural-phenomina.
The modern rite of passage that an adolescent girl should undergo is coming together of the mothers and the girl child so as to explore the puberty. This facilitates a health transition of daughters to young women who can face the challenges. In this rite of passage mother and their daughters indulge into discussion on feminine and women concepts, sex, and marriage and prepare them to adulthood.
In this meeting adolescent girls are taught to overcome and resist negative information that they receive for being women. In the modern world, communities have lost touch with traditional ways of passage for girls; nowadays more of it is emotional and psychological rather than physical. During this rite of passage the adolescent girls are separated, acknowledged, and integrated fully into society in a manner that people will accept them.
Actually, in this rite of passage the adolescent girls also are taught to accept their physical growth and not indulge in other risk methods of controlling growth and hormones in the body. Furthermore, they get to learn about the effects of premarital sex from their mothers rather than being following the influence of music and medial. Girls too develop experience and skills to be good wives and form networks with other smart women in society.
After the forums the adolescent girls undergoes the graduation as a rite of rite of passage. In this case graduation is different as compared to other rites of passage such as marriage, death, initiation, and birth. Graduation becomes a significant stage of development from adolescent girl to an adult woman; this is because they come out with new knowledge, ideas, and skills that will improve their lives. During the graduation ceremony all the people in the community are called to witness. Some of the symbols of the rituals include dress code, group ring, food, and drinks. The other members of the society get an opportunity to welcome back the graduates and congratulate them. The girls are expected to adhere to what they were taught and put into practice so as to overcome their challenges.
The strength and changeability of peer relations depends on the socialization process of peers. It allows them to create good relations. In most scenarios some adolescents are accepted while others are not. A changeable point of view in peer relations in most cases is accessible adventures of social work. In most cases low income families are rarely interested in managing the adolescent behaviors. Perhaps in the modern world education plays an important role in developing peer relations. The integration of peer groups helps the adolescent girl in developing confidence and self-esteem.
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