This blog exists to encourage adults to better understand and be more involved in the lives of adolescent children, so that these children may actually enjoy their transformation into adulthood. I want to connect with people who deeply desire to help early adolescents grow up well.
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What is Adolescence?
This stage in life, known as adolescence, is a time of transformation for children. They are searching for meaning and value in their lives, often very successfully. However, they often struggle with conflicting identity issues, weak self-esteem, and significant peer pressure, in addition to struggling with their academic, athletic, and other performance-based activities. Adolescents are trying desperately to understand themselves, their world, and where they can fit in successfully and happily. It is a time of great turmoil for some, while for others it is a time of great excitement and wonder. For most, it is both an exciting adventure entering a larger world and a terribly anxious time of uncertainty.
This video poem defines a middle schooler pretty well.