Handing over your car keys to your 16 year-old can be a scary thing. At age 16-to-17, a whole new world of risk and vulnerability opens. Suddenly introduced to your teen are complex responsibilities that can have life-defining consequences.
Your Teen’s Age Offers You a Profile of His or Her Development Parents often ask me: “Why has my adolescent forgotten everything I taught him? Why is he rebelling?” These and similar questions are due to the confusion we experience as we see the changes in development our teenagers undergo during these years. To answer them, […]
Adolescence Is a Process of Change on Multiple Levels It is important for teenagers and those who care for them to understand that some changes have major impact on emotions, behavior and development. Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D. Ed.D., researcher and author, has left us with helpful profiles by age on these changes.