Generally, adolescence describes the years between 9 and 19. Within this age range there are many changes and transitions taking place. There are many physical and psychological changes as they begin to navigate what it means to move from childhood and gain more independence and transition into adulthood. This period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. There are pressures from parents and peers and these are often at odds. Many adolescence face tough choices regarding school work, sexuality, drugs, alcohol, and social life. Peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance increase in importance.
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