It felt like home. Explain how adolescents develop a sense of morality and of self-identity. If they share something that you have already given deep consideration, remember that it is still new for them and they may not be looking to you for answers.
Adolescents define their social identities according to how they are similar to and differ from others, finding meaning in the sports, religious, school, gender, and ethnic categories they belong to. But as parents, our job is to remind our teens that role models are meant to be admired—not replicated.
Ask how the collages compare to each other and how the images portrayed in each collage show satisfaction or confusion about identity. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. Even after menstruation begins, girls whose level of body fat drops below the critical level may stop having their periods.
As parents, we must work to keep them safe, but not stop them from seeking new experiences. Identities Online Social Media tools provide a wealth of opportunity for teens to create, test, and recreate various versions of themselves.
There are difficult and confusing choices at every step of the way. Teens can show that they differentiate themselves from parents and authority figures, while maintaining the acceptance of their peers.
Learn more about being pro-development. A youth who has not yet considered college or job prospects, for example, could be said to be in the "identity diffusion" status with respect to his professional identity although in other dimensions his self-identity may be strong.