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5 Developmental Milestones: 12 - 15 Years Old

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Social Growth

Traits: Withdraws from parents. Usually rebels against parents. Boys typically resist showing affection. Annoyed by younger siblings. Forms group of friends.

 

Advice for Parents: Don't take it personally. Set clear, firm, flexible limits. Resist criticizing your child's need for friends. Help siblings cope with rejection.