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How do Adolescents develop a healthy identity?

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This site provides useful information for parents on understanding why and how adolescents strive to develop a sense of identity.

Introduction. This video highlights the essence of Erikson's psychosocial development (Watch 8:45 - 10:44) Stages of Adolescence (Early, middle & late phases) Stages of Adolescence (Early, middle & late phases) Examples of issues faced by adolescents. Peer influence versus parental expectations. Struggles: The need to fit in and stand out. Example of peer pressure - Worrying about how you look.

Example of peer pressure - Smoking. Example of peer pressure - Alcohol. Moratorium period allows free exploration of various identities without a need for commitment. Leads to repressing of individual uniqueness, social isolation and impact on academic success. References.