Lakeside: Nearly 50 Years Helping Vulnerable Teens Succeed Lakeside Educational Network currently provides educational and clinical services to over 1500 students per year. We operate 4 alternative schools which serve students from 25 regional school districts, and we have a long-standing reputation of quality service and successful transitioning of students to their community.
I have recently written about the normal ages and stages of the adolescent years. (See past posts for details on individual ages and stages.) Truly, familiarity with these significant developmental processes provides comfort for teens, their parents, and those who are caregivers.
In my recent posts we looked at the many ages and stages of adolescent development. Understanding these changes shows us why we tend to have so many problems in our relationships with teenagers.
In my past posts, we reviewed the varied ages and stages of developments that occur in teenagers years that bridge childhood to adulthood. These developmental processes are complicated, difficult to navigate and present many struggles to teenagers, parents and other caregivers.
Should Age Alone Determine Status As An Adult? Age 18 is often perceived as a rite of passage to adulthood because three major tasks of life are ascertained at this benchmark age:
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.
A relationship with your teen is like building a bridge.
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.
Any parent or caregiver in relationship with a teenager realizes that teens possess unique characteristics that are difficult–sometimes seemingly impossible–to understand.