As a toddler, your child saw the world for what it was. They learned based on what they could see and touch—like how to stack building blocks by size or count the number of apple slices on their plate. As a teen, however, your child begins to see the world for what it could be. They imagine the possibilities of their future and think deeply about their potential role in society. This transition from concrete to abstract ways of thinking is a big developmental deal for your teen! Take a moment to appreciate their intellectual growth.