The reason why adolescence is a very crucial period is that adulthood comes after it and adolescents have to independently develop and grow during that period. Once the teenagers grow up, they will manage to do everything by themselves without their parents’ utmost care, protection and arrangements. For this reason, they can enjoy more freedom and a broader way of life.
Our children just get into adolescence as they study in Grade 6 and 7 of middle school. They have little understanding of what adolescence means and what they should do in their adolescence. On September 27th, our school organized a student lecture themed Learn More about Adolescence given by Zhang Jiabei, a senior psychology teacher in our school. Mr. Zhang is so humorous with solid theory knowledge that he shared many cases with students. Besides, the frequent interaction between the teenagers and teachers on site fully mobilized students’ enthusiasm.
In this lecture, Mr. Zhang discussed some daily behaviors and performances of students by analyzing the behavior challenging the authority – students brought math papers there when attending the psychological lecture, which stimulated the students’ interest a lot. Mr. Zhang compared “a test of independence” to “an experiment of strength” and explained to students that the behavior of challenging adults and authority is exactly the way to test to what extent you can undertake everything on your own, just like lifting a big stone to test your strength. Under Zhang’s guidance, the students started to ponder their own performances in adolescence, which highly deepened their self-awareness and self-exploration.
Our school conducts psychological education in a very rigorous and comprehensive way. For middle school students, the Students Center will carry out a general psychological survey on students in the entrance grade, and then set up a detailed database to create students’ psychological files. Facing the students with early mental symptoms, our senior psychology teachers will interview their parents one by one to understand the situations of the children and their families in detail, and put forward professional suggestions in a targeted direction.
➤The psychological consulting room opens to students every day. Students with concerns who want to consult psychological teachers are allowed to make an appointment at any time;
➤Psychological lectures for students and parents are organized every month, with the content close to daily life and the themes in line with students’ age and development characteristics;
➤Psychological activities are organized every semester where students can have a better understanding of psychology, psychological knowledge, and experience psychological activities;
➤The Psychological Club in our school also opens to the middle school. Students from each class can join the Club to learn professional knowledge and skills about psychology.
Adolescence is the most important and precious period in one’s life when children turn into maturity from ignorance, and constantly know about themselves. I hope that students can respond to problems and questions with the rational mind and calm attitude through a series of psychological education activities and counseling, thus easily resolving their troubles. In the course of growth, teachers in our school will accompany all of you to spend a safe, happy, colorful and wonderful time with true heart, true love and true feelings!