Friday, May 11, 2007

Daily tidbit for May 11

Page 5: adolescence, period following puberty, circa 12-21 in women, circa 14-25 in men, when an individual approaches the culmination of his physical and mental growth, marked by rapid growth of the reproductive organs, increased glandular development, great increase in the size of the muscles, bones, heart. Mental development accompanies intellectual expansion and increased academic experience. Seeking status as an individual the adolescent desires freedom and independence, often comes into conflict with parents and other adults. Emotional disturbances often occur during adolescence.