Adolescent & Teen
Adolescence is the period of transition between childhood and adulthood. It includes some big changes—to the body, and to the way a young person relates to the world.
The many physical, sexual, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that happen during this time can bring anticipation and anxiety for both children and their families. Understanding what to expect at different stages can promote healthy development throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
adolescent Add to list Share. Adolescent is just a fancy word for teenager — someone who is no longer a child but is not yet an adult. The word can also be used as an adjective. … This word refers to all things related to teens — teenagers are adolescent, and the adolescent stage is after puberty and before adulthood.
During adolescence, young people experience many changes as they transition from childhood into young adulthood. These changes include physical, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional-social development. Public health professionals who work with adolescents need substantive information about the trajectory of young people’s lives during all phases of adolescent development. Researchers suggest adolescence undergo three primary developmental stages of adolescence and young adulthood –early adolescence, middle adolescence, and late adolescence/young adulthood.
Stages of Adolescent Development
- Early Adolescence (Ages 10-14)
- Middle Adolescence (Ages 15-17)
- Late Adolescence/Young Adulthood (Ages 18-24)