Coming of Age
Coming of Age is a life change where the young person begins assuming more adult responsibilities. Relationships with family, friends, and society can quickly and drastically alter. A Coming of Age ceremony acknowledges these changes formally and profoundly, but also joyously. It can help ease the adolescent’s mental turmoil by focusing on the childhood joy being left, and the support to be received from family and friends while advancing towards adulthood.
Coming of Age is not only for the adolescent. Any stage of life can qualify for this wonderfully inspiring ceremony. Because we constantly change, we may reach a point where profound growth or a significant life event makes us feel nearly reborn. The importance of this life passage should be celebrated with the same zest and zeal as any adolescent’s Coming of Age.