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Teen Growth and Development

As children enter adolescence, they go through big changes. This is an exciting time, full of many varied and rapid changes. Children start to become more independent and create a personal identity. They also grow and mature. Learn advice to help you and your child navigate the teenage years:

Growth and Development

In this section, learn more about how to support your child’s healthy development:

Emotional and Social Development

In adolescence, your child begins to establish himself or herself as an individual. This includes establishing independence, identity and self-esteem. Learn more about the emotional and social development of your child:

Cognitive Development

At 16, most teens learn to process more complex problems and can think abstractly. Learn more about teen cognitive development in this section:

Physical Development

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth and of physical changes throughout the body. Learn more about physical development in adolescents in this section:

Last Updated: June 2021