late teens

Some attitudes, behaviors, and physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages. It is perfectly natural for a teen to reach some milestones earlier and others later than the general trend. The following are general guidelines for the stages of normal development.
Emotional Development
Has a better sense of self.
Emotions become more stable.
Has a greater concern for others.
Thinks about his or her purpose in life.
Has pride in his or her own work.
Is able to recognize and cope with different types of stress.
Social Development
Has become self-reliant and able to make own decisions.
Is more comfortable around parents.
Gets interested in serious relationships.
Can combine both emotional and physical intimacy in a relationship.
Has developed a clear sexual identity.
Mental Development
Is able to think ideas through and set goals.
Is able to express ideas.
May get involved in social issues (green issues, work with the homeless, world hunger).

If you have any concerns related to your teen’s own pattern of development, check with your healthcare provider.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: