Growth & Development

Adolescence is a time of profound growth. Parents must understand the physical, social and emotional development that occurs in order to raise young people prepared to thrive.

Teen Milestone: Looking to Friends for Advice

Oct 13, 2021

It's natural for teens to begin seeking advice from friends instead of parents.

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Teen Milestone: Defining Friend Groups

Oct 13, 2021

Your young person is starting to define their friend groups and learning to value the quality of friendships over quantity.

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Teen Milestone: Thinking Deeply About Possibilities

Oct 13, 2021

The transition from concrete to abstract ways of thinking is a big developmental deal for your teen.

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Teen Milestone: Exerting Independence

Oct 13, 2021

A natural part of adolescence is pushing away from parents to test independence.

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Teen Milestone: Contributing to Community

Oct 13, 2021

From volunteering to voting, contributing to community through civic engagement is a major moment for your young person.

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Teen Milestone: Showing Empathy

Oct 13, 2021

Now is the time that your teen will start trying to see and feel things from other people’s perspectives.

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