Adolescent Is Emotional And Emotional Development

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Parents gasp and cheer their child on when they take their first step or on their first day of school. These are major developments in a child’s life. Similar major developments occur in the period of adolescence. Adolescence is the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult “Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born,” says Psychologist G. Stanley Hall. (Oswalt, 2014) During this time, a child develops physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially and forms a specific role in society. The first advancement in the period of adolescent is emotional development. During the stage, an adolescent becomes sensitive to other people’s emotions. Adolescents start to get better at reading and processing other people’s emotions when they get older. They can sometimes misread facial expressions or body language. Adolescents also may show strong feelings and intense emotions are different times. The reason is that their brain is still learning how to control and express their emotions in a mature manner. Sometimes they may not react at all to important matters. Other times an adolescent may become too moody. In some cases, an adolescent may even become depressed.
Teen depression can be caused by multiple reasons. School performance, social status with peers, sexual orientation, emotional stress, or family life can each have a major effect on how a teen feels. Adolescents with…
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