kingfisher0... asks:

B.How does an individual adapt to their emotional, social and mental changes during adolescence period?

In Topics: My child's growth and development
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Aug 20, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Kingfisher:

This is what we call transition, maturity, and "a work in progress'.  By exposure to social situations we learn tolerance and practice maturity. Becoming more independent of our parents gives us the mental changes that occur during this period. Adapting means you are adjusting to the changes not resisting them. the time period can be different for younger teens than older. Experiences help mold how we react to situations. The short answer is we adapt to these changes by experiencing them, learning from them and being responsive to the guidance from people with the wisdom to interpret them for us.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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