Discover the new personality: Know your adolescent childOnly a few years back he was born. You took him in your lap. You taught him to walk. On the first day of school, he held your hand nervously. You taught him to play football and cricket. You taught him Arithmetic and English.
But now, all of a sudden, he has changed. His voice has started breaking. You can see the light beard on his chin. He spends more time with his friends. He sleeps alone. He no longer plays with you. He listens to music which you don't understand. He no longer shares with you his conversation with his friends.
When she was born, she used to close her eyes in the light. You put your hand on her curly hairs and she slept. She used to ask you to tell fairy tales. You purchased her dolls, she was delighted. On the first day of school, she anxiously asked you about the teacher. She asked you to share her food. She used to show her gradings given by the teacher. You took her to the park to show the birds. When she was unwell, she used to ask you to sit beside her. She used to cry when you started for office.
But now, she has changed. She doesn't ask for chocolate when you return from office. She has been conscious about her dress. She no longer plays with the dolls. She talks more frequently with her friends. Her interaction with her mother is much more than with you. She doesn't ask you to tell fairy tales. She reads books which you don't understand. But occasionally she cooks new food-items for you.
Your child has grown up. Discover the new personality. Understand your adolescent child.
(Competition entry for ToW contest)