Young people are busy working out who they are and where they fit into the world. This might include romantic relationships or going out with someone special. As your child develops, he might compare his body with those of his friends and peers. Your child might also be starting to explore her sexual identity and sexuality. Getting a part-time job, choosing subjects to study at school, getting to social events by himself and changing extracurricular activities are all normal steps towards independence. There might be more arguments with you. Adolescent self-esteem is often affected by appearance, or by how teenagers think they look.
Kaiya. Age: 31.
Your child is likely to be more self-conscious as he moves through the teenage years , especially about his physical appearance.
Ellison. Age: 28.
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As your child moves through puberty, these emotional mood swings will begin to settle. Conflict tends to peak in early adolescence. And it might seem like your child sees things differently from you now.