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stages in adolescence

STUDY
PLAY
early adolescence
12-14, struggle with sense of identity, expresses with actions, interested in present and near future, girls ahead of boys, same sex friends, experimenting with alcohol
middle adolescence
15-17, extremely concerned with body, parents interfere with independence, effort to make new friends, sexual and aggressive energy
late adolescence
17-19, firmer independence, think ideas through, self-reliance, sense of humor, more defined work habits,concern for future, clear sexual identity, tender love, set goals, useful insight