The developmental tasks for adolescents center around becoming more self-sufficient, developing a clear sense of self-identity and learning how to navigate and build relationships with those of the opposite sex. Much of ... More »

Havighurst developmental tasks are the array of skills and abilities that human beings develop across their lifetimes. His theory mediates between natural, seemingly innate development and development supported or requir... More »

The daily tasks of a pediatrician include administering vaccinations, treating illnesses, performing wellness checkups, making hospital rounds, checking test results, returning phone calls and writing prescriptions, acco... More »

While it's commonly assumed that teenage boys only think about sex, research has shown that teenage boys also think about serious relationships and value respect from their romantic partner. Research also suggests that t... More »

The Raising Children Network explains that parents and mentors can help teenagers cultivate friendships through a number of avenues, which include fostering strong relationships with parents and other family members to g... More »

A depressive disorder affects approximately 11 percent of adolescents by the time they are 18 years old, as reported by the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement. At any point in time, 10 to 15 percent of chi... More » Family Teenagers

Having unprotected sex is the surest way to become a teenage father. A sexually active teen who does not use birth control has a 90 percent chance of becoming pregnant within a year, according to the American Civil Liber... More » Family Teenagers