New Child Development and Parenting: Adolescence Topic Center
Kathryn Patricelli, MA Updated: Dec 13th 2011
We are very pleased to announce that we have added a new center to the site that provides information on the adolescent developmental period. This is a lengthy period of transition spanning the ages of 12-24 years. Although developmental theorists refer to adolescence as a single developmental period, it is often sub-divided into early, middle, and late adolescence.
The goal of this new center is to provide parents, and other caregivers of adolescent youth, practical suggestions about how to best guide and direct their children during this time of significant change. Because successful parenting strategies are dependent upon whether a child has reached early, middle, or late adolescence, each section of this article will discuss parenting challenges and solutions according to these three different periods of adolescence.