Adolescence is characterized as a time of push-pull. The following are some of the struggles that your teen may be facing.
Resistance to adult control
Need for direction
Wish for closeness
Fear of intimacy
Need to push and test limits
Acceptance of limits as a sign of caring
Concern about the future
Orientation to the present
Emotionally not ready to experience sexuality
These push-pull struggles are reflective of the development tasks to be accomplished during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Your teen's successful "completion" of these tasks will result in the following:
Separation / Individuation
Development of a consistent identity
Development of a peer-group identity
Attainment of a sexual identity
Development of a personal value system
Development of life goals for the future
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