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: 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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Teen Milestone: Communicating Emotions

Oct 12, 2021

Be there to provide comfort with a smile and a hug, or a shoulder to cry on when your teen communicates their emotions.

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Category: Milestones

Teen Milestone: Delaying an Immediate Want

Oct 12, 2021

Delaying an immediate want will help your teen learn that planning and thought now leads to better results later.

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Teen Milestone: Asking for Privacy to Think

Oct 12, 2021

Asking for privacy is a healthy step towards independence, and helps in raising trusting, and trustworthy, teens.

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Teen Milestone: Getting a Job or Internship

Oct 12, 2021

Parents can help teens succeed at their first job by encouraging them to be self-aware and understand ways they interact with others.

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Category: Milestones

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