Adults take youthful relationships seriously

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First love - grief for the parents?

When people want children, they usually think of cute babies, cuddly toddlers, the challenge of making vegetables tasty, providing enough fresh air and joyfully celebrating the first day of school.
Interestingly, the fantasies surrounding the design of a life as a parent rarely include the phase where children stop finding their parents exclusively great, where children simply begin to abandon childhood and become adults. Possibly this is because it is difficult to imagine that as a mother or father you will at some point no longer be the first and most important caregiver.


If you let adolescents, adults or children search for word associations on the subject of puberty, you will find almost exclusively negative words.
An eight-year-old girl in an elementary school class summed up the point of view of her classmates during a workshop:
"Puberty? - ah pimples, bad breath, oily hair, constant arguments with parents and weird sex things"
And a 13-year-old boy said in a workshop: "It doesn't pay to bring your own opinion or even wishes towards adults - at the moment the answer is always the same - ... oh, you're adolescent"
Puberty - the monster of all phases of life? Certainly not! Rather, a phase in which a lot happens in the body, a phase in which one's own identity is questioned in order to re-stabilize it. It is a shame if the negative connotation of this phase of life is so socially acceptable that disrespectful comments about this period of very young adulthood are considered normal. And that's exactly why parents and other caregivers are all the more challenged to show enthusiasm and joy for the change towards this phase of life and thus also this word.

Approaching adult sexuality

Adult sexuality in children begins at around 10 years of age. From this age - process-like a little earlier or later - the child's sexual fantasy changes to a world of ideas that answers the question What is sex? circled. Only in the course of the following years does one's own sexual fantasy develop a longing to live adult sexuality oneself. And then it can take some time until this longing is fulfilled ...