5 Developmental Milestones: 12 - 15 Years Old
Traits: Experiences abrupt and quick increases in height, weight, and strength. Girls reach physical and sexual maturity, and boys' body changes begin. Acne appears. Focused on appearance.
Advice for Parents: Explain the body changes. Discourage comparing to peers. May need special diet or medication for acne. Discuss consequences of sex, birth control and safe sex.