4 Types of Adolescents Development
By: Ali and Meghan
- Rapid gains in height and weight. Girls start their growth spurt between ages 8-13 years and are done by 16. Boys tend to start their growth between ages 10-16 and are finished by age 17.
- Continued brain development
- Sleep longer
- Eat more
- Teens are excited and also overwhelmed by the possibilities of their future. Ex: college, work, military, etc.
- Teens get depressed/sad more often
- Teens begin to have strong, sexual urges and may become sexually active
- Teens want control over more aspects of their life
- Some teens may begin to mature more rapidly than their peers
- Establishing an identity
- Becomes more independent from others
- Begins to spend more time with friends rather than their family
- Involved in more hobbies and clubs
- Becomes more argumentative
- May not want to be seen with their parents in a public setting
- May begin to interact with other parents as people
- Develop the the ability to think about multiple options and opportunities
- Begins to think and consider things such as faith, spirituality, trust, beliefs, etc.
- Organizational skills begin to improve
- Teens question and challenge school and parental rules