An Adolescent 's Influence On Life And The Development Of Their Identities

1066 Words Dec 16th, 2014 5 Pages
consciously. Finally, an adolescent’s ability to comprehend with the divorce of their parents interferes with the “growing up stage” in their life and the development of their identities. They feel betrayed, often resulting in rebellion. He or she may also become angrier and less communicative unlike a nine year old who would act sad and less confident. Because he or she may feel like their parents broke the parental commitment to their family, adolescents have been seen to justify their independent ways because of the divorce ( Psychologytoday surviving your child ). Examples of such behavior is when an adolescent says they are not going to consult them on his/her decision because their parents didn’t consult them on the decision of divorce. An exception of this is when independence is put into the single parent’s household. With one parent gone from the house, the other parent may enroll the adolescent into more contributions to the family by giving more care taking duties. The parents have then put the adolescent’s independence into constructive use. Lastly, late adolescence, fifteen to eighteen are in the stages in which they are experiencing love relationships and attachments with others. Adolescents who have divorced parents seem to be more cautious because of their parents who did not exhibit a firm commitment. Their parent’s broken parental vow interfere with their very own commitments and trust in relationships. For all children, regardless of age, the…

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