Adolescence is a developmental period marked by continual instability and volcanic upheaval. Level-headed 12-year-olds become impulsive 13 year-olds. One minute teen-agers are mature responsible youngsters—the next minute they are like a pack of giggly 6-year olds.
Biology is the main culprit here. The biological alarm clock of early adolescence wakes everyone up.
Each developmental period has its own unique goals. The tasks of adolescence are:to separate from parents; to develop a unique sense of self; to exercise judgment (including bad judgment!); to develop intimate... Read More