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Things you will be dealing with

Relationships: Parents and Friends 

Forming friendships that are close and supportive is a critical part of adolescent development:  With the onset of adolescence, peer relationships come to have powerful effects on an individual’s sense of identity, lifestyle and emotional well-being. 

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Independence and self image 

Establishing your own identity and a confident self-image is an important step in your development.  This is likely to involve gaining a positive self-image around gender, your looks, school work, cultural identity and sexuality.  

How might these issues make you feel?

  • Angry
  • Frustrated
  • Rebellious
  • Disrespectful