Social Developmental

"I'm Different, but I'm Cool"

Significant Facts about the Development of Young Adolescents...."About Me"

"I need socialization."" I am all over the place - intellectually, developmentally, socially."  "My parents' opinions are still important, but I don't want you (or them) to know that."

Evidence in Current Practice

"I want to do everything everyone else does, but I want to do it differently - and I don't want everyone looking at me - unless I'm doing it perfectly well."