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Adolescent Identity Development: What to Expect in Teens

Adolescent Identity Development: The Factors of Change Among the profound and exciting changes taking place in adolescence is the process of self-discovery. Our teens are working to figure out who they are, making adolescent identity development a central feature of teen life. Young people’s identities are shaped by lots of factors — family, cultural and societal expectations, experiences with institutions like school and the media, and friends. Young people also take active steps and make choices that shape their identity. They select the environments and people they want to be around. Adolescent identity is developed, in part, based on relationships and feedback received from others. While your tween or teen may not be doing all of these, here are a few ways they may be changing as they seek answers to the question, “Who am I?” Early Adolescents (11-14): Middle Adolescents (14-18): Late Adolescents (18-24): It is important to be open as youth try out different presentations of themselves.

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