One stage of adolescent development that my teen went through was puberty . Puberty can be different for girls and boys and may be manifested differently as they go through many physical and cognitive changes. As I was raising my teen daughter I noticed that the changes in her body during puberty played a role in the way she saw her self. By age 11 she became more interested in her appearance as a result of some compliments from some boys in school. She started to wear makeup to school every day and became more interested in buying new clothes and shoes. As puberty started to invade her, she became very cranky occasionally and responded to my house rules by giving me the silent treatment when we had arguments. She would disagreed with some of the house rules like bed time, chores and curfews. According to Caspi and Moffitt “Menarche heralds new expectations and rights and is also critical in the adolescent girl's reorganization of her body image and sexual identity” (Caspi ...
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