In Part 1 of this series, we adolescence as a way of developing emotional maturity, and sexual and a social identity.
In Part 2, we took a closer look at some of the tasks of adolescence.
In this, Part 3, I will give you an overview of the development of a sexual identity of an adolescent.
But first a brief re-cap:
Remember that an important part of adolescence is the movement from the stage of Dependence to the stage of Independence – this is where the young person emotionally, psychologically, and physically moves away from the family to become a part of the wider world.
In Part 1 of this series, we found out that adolescence is about:
And we learned that underlying this stage of Independence, is the need for the young person to break away from family and find her or his place in the wider world.
In Part 2 of Surviving Adolescence we’re going to look a little more closely at the stage of:
Part 1 - A guide for parents and other caregivers
It’s been said that there is only one stage of life more difficult than being a teenager… and that’s being the parent of one!
Before we look at this fascinating stage of life, let’s get an understanding of where the word ‘adolescent’ came from…