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Why is My Teenage Child Striving for a Sense of Identity?

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As children transition to adulthood, they begin to undergo a series of physical changes that mark the start of adolescence. It is also important to note that apart from experiencing the physiological changes of puberty, changes in the psychological and social elements are involved as well.

Erik Erikson proposed a lifespan of model development, whereby each stage composes a major conflict for the individual to overcome before they can move on to the next (Christie & Viner, 2005). Erik Erikson's model of psychosocial development. Adolescent Identity Formation and Role-Taking Skill. Erik Erikson’s Identity Crisis: Who am I? Inspirational Film. Parent-Child Relationship in Role-confusion.