Term Paper: Adolescent Growth and Development

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Adolescent Growth and Development

Huebner, Angela. (2000, Mar). Adolescent Growth and Development. 350-850.

Angela Huebner's article "Adolescent Growth and Development" provides a basic overview of the physical and psychological challenges presented by puberty for the adolescent and for individuals in charge of teaching and mentoring the adolescent, like teachers and parents. Huebner provides important reminders that some of the frustrating aspects of adolescence (from the point-of-view of an adult) like an increased demand for sleep, clumsiness, and moodiness have their roots in physical causes, and are normal, not the result of laziness or deliberate defiance on the part of the teen. However, the author does also warn of abnormal development that can occur as the result of the inner turmoil caused by adolescent biological changes, like eating disorders.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Huebner's article is the profound respect she shows for the unique developmental stage of adolescence and the unique learning opportunities it presents adolescents to learn lessons they can carry into adulthood. For example, her article highlights the cause-oriented focus… [END OF PREVIEW]

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