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MILESTONES OF EARLY ADOLESCENCE

MILESTONE
CONSEQUENCE FOR CHILD
EFFECT ON FAMILY

Signs of developing body.

Self-consciousness.

Parents may see this as self_centeredness.

Hormonal changes

General moodiness. Boys who were previously gentle and easygoing may become much more aggressive. Acne may develop in boys and girls.

Parents may find surliness hard to live with.

Asserts independence.

Experiments with dress, speech, manners, etc. in an attempt to find a separate identity of his or her own.

Parents feel rejected and have difficulty accepting the child's wish to be different from them.

Rebellious,defiant behavior.

Rudeness.

Parents need to handle children carefully if good relationships are to be maintained.

No longer" part of family".

Demands more freedom.

Parents find that striking a balance between permission and overprotection is not easy.

Friends aremore important

Wants to identify as closely as possible with friends by having the "right" clothes, hairstyle, etc., and listening to the same music.

Parents may be irritated by what they see as conformity and financial demands.

Feels sense of belonging to a peer group.

Holds friends (and friends' parents) up as a yardstick for their own treatment.

Parents are suddenly criticized by their own children.

Has a strong sense of justice, but from his/ her own point of view.

May seem intolerant. Finds it hard to compromise. May be jealous of siblings and fight with them.

Sometimes leads to clashes with school authorities. Parents must cope with child's common feeling that 'it's not fair.'

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