The Developmental Stage Between Childhood and Adulthood

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Adolescence is the of the most significant changes that occurs for a child when

developing from an child into a adult. Which can carry them through many

changes physically, emotionally, and socially. Children going through puberty

normally will experience growth spurts in which their bodies changes such as

changes in height and size, developing breast, growing pubic hair, changes in

body odor, and acne. The adolescence stage usually starts occurring in between

the ages of 10 and 19.

During puberty boys and girls hormones begin to change Puberty begins when the

hypothalamus is signaled and the pituitary gland is activated (Cole & Cole, 1993).

Adolescent Years Paper

Adolescence is the developmental stage between childhood and adulthood; it generally refers to a period ranging from age 11 and 19. Adolescence has many psychological and social stages, as well as biological. The beginning of adolescence is usually marked with the beginning of puberty. Adolescence can be prolonged, brief, or practically nonexistent, depending on the type of culture in which it occurs. Adolescence is somewhere between childhood and adulthood. It is filled with constant change, uncertainty, but it can be wonderful and full of expectation. Everything a child learned to believe is suddenly challenged. One day you are a cute child that everybody seemed to adore, and the next day your skin and body are changing. While the physical changes of puberty are an important indicator of adolescent development, many other kinds of changes also occur during the adolescent years; cognitive, self-concept, social / moral reasoning and the ability to think abstractly.

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