The Development Of Young Adolescents Essay

1020 Words Sep 29th, 2016 5 Pages
The development during young adolescence is one of the most confusing, emotional and awkward stages in one 's life. Adolescence is the period of development that begins at puberty and ends at emerging adulthood; the typical age range is from 12 to 18 years, and this stage of development has some predictable physical milestones.” (, 2016). Whether we want to remember those years or not, we’ve all been there and because of our personal experiences and knowledge of the transformation, we need to be respectful and cautious of the feelings of future students experiencing the same changes. Although all developmental areas: physical, intellectual, emotional, social and character, are important, physical may be, if not the most, one of the more drastic areas. During this time, young adolescents are experiencing an emend amount of mental and physical changes that they cannot explain nor control. According to S.D. Powell’s article “Physical Development Issues in Middle School”, the number one issue regarding a young adolescent’s physical development is that they are not aware of the changes they are or will be undergoing, but need to be aware of these changes in order to cope with them, mentally, as much as possible. Powell states, specifically and confidently, that “ A health educator is needed in every school— someone who is honest, straight forward, trustworthy from a student perspective, and accessible.” (Powell, SD., 2010). It is important to support these children…

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