This year, most of our girls and boys are teenagers. We all remember when we were that age. It was a strange time, both exciting and difficult; a time when we were somewhat adult children, or almost adults but still somewhat childish. So here at our home, the “Resi”, we are pleased to be helping them get through this time of change, trying to ensure that they grow well, by maturing and coming to terms with the changes so characteristic of this transition period.
Adolescence is a time of important physical and psychological changes. They start to become adult children. Their personal identities are gradually forged in all their different facets: personality, sexuality, relationships, culture… It brings cognitive development with more abstract thought, linguistic development with more powers of expression, emotional development with greater skill at balancing aspirations, self-acceptance and effort… A titanic struggle begins as they try to start behaving, thinking, feeling and making decisions like an adult, even though there are still lots of child-like ingredients in their psychological make-up.
Teenagers’ attitudes, with this desire to already be adults, lead them to question the authority of those of us who have already made it to adulthood (parents, teachers, carers…). They feel that we are “very unfair” when we don’t treat them as 100% adult people. However, as they try to push the boundaries, they need more than ever our appreciation, support and company as they carry on learning, day by day, how to live in a less infantile and more grown-up manner. Yes, indeed. With your assistance, we are delighted to help them.
(1) *** That our teenagers here at the “Resi” will be able to respect the authority of the care staff and of their own parents, so that they can get the most out of all our help.
(2) *** That we as carers will know how to treat them in a wise and fair-handed way, showing patience and wielding our authority correctly.
(3) *** That our teenagers will know how to respect the authority and guidance of God’s Word in their lives.
Residència Infantil Emmanuel
- c./ Josep Anselm Clavé, 18
- 08960 Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona)
- Tel. 933 722 054
- firstname.lastname@example.org - www.resi-rie.org
- Banking Institution: CaixaBank / "La Caixa" - Account number:
ES61 2100 9250 6922 0011 8569
R I E - EMMANUEL
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