Teenagers

Teenagers

A teenager or adolescent is child who is between the ages of 13-19, though one is legally an adult in the U.S. at the age of 18. This can be a trying time for many teens due to peer pressure and going through puberty. Famous comedian Carol Burnett said, "Adolescence is just one big walking pimple."

About Teenagers

Adolescence (from Latin: adolescere meaning 'to grow up') is a transitional stage of physical and psychological human development generally occurring between puberty and legal adulthood (age of majority). The period of adolescence is most closely associated with the teenage years, although its physical, psychological and cultural expressions can begin earlier and end later. For example, although puberty has been historically associated with the onset of adolescent development, it now typically begins prior to the teenage years and there has been a normative shift of it occurring in preadolescence, particularly in females (see early and precocious puberty).

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