Comic Strips: I’m Not Ready to Grow-up Yet


Being a kid is hard these days, but being an adolescent is becoming harder still.  This comic comes out of the difficultly that children have to face when they enter adolescence.  I don’t know about you but I remember it not being as hard as it is for the children today.  However let me clarify a couple of things about adolescence.

Everyone thinks that adolescence starts at 13 or 12 and goes to 19.  But today experts say that it starts in the second decade of life, from the ages of 10 to 20.  These young people are going through changes in their life, when a child starts to turn into an adult. A most confusing time for them and you cannot really blame them.

Imagine many of them are sent to a new school with new people (middle school), their friends are changing because of puberty, that’s if they even go to the new school with them.  Then finally their own desire to grow up and be adults, but at the same time an internal conflict to still have the safely of being a child. No wonder many have problems and don’t look back at their teenage years with fondness.

Well working with older children I see the beginnings of that struggle.  That is where the idea of the comic comes from.  Yet I like to put a funny spine on the issue.

When I posted the comic the children loved it and they got it right away.  The parents thought it was cute, but I know that many of them have that feeling that their little girl or boy is growing up.  Many of the parents talked too me about this subject and they are not looking forward to it.  They know that it is a natural progression, however I see in their eyes that they wish they could spare their children the heartache of what will come.

We adults have lived through those difficult adolescent years and unfortunately; we have to let our children suffer through it as well.  We survived the ordeal and I think many of us are pretty stable people.  I know it will hurt parents to see their children feel that pain but they need to and it will make them better people for it.  Just like their parents.

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