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Adolescence comes from the latin word “adolescere” meaning to grow up”. It started from 12 to 18 years old. During this stage, you develop the ability to understand abstract ideas, such as higher math concepts and develop moral philosophies including rights and privileges, establish and maintain satisfying relationships by learning to share intimacy without feeling worried or inhibited, question old values without losing your identity. You may go through many changes as you move from childhood into physical maturity. The sudden and rapid physical changes that you go through make you very self- conscious, sensitive and worried about your own body changes. You may make painful comparisons about yourselves with your peers. Sometimes you may tend to pull away from your parents in search for your own identity, and your friends become more important, your peer group may become a safe haven, in which you can test new ideas. This group consists of non romantic friendships, often including “cliques,”gangs, or clubs. Members of the group often act alike, have secret codes or rituals and participate in the same activities. And as you move into mid-adolescence ages 14 to 16 years old and beyond, you may start to have romantic relationships. Through romantic friendships, dating and experimenting, you learn to express and receive intimate or sexual advances.
As adolescence you should know your duties and responsibilities towards yourself, your family and to the society. To yourself you should be

In mid- to late adolescence, young people often feel the need to establish their sexual identity by becoming comfortable with their body and sexual feelings. Through romantic friendships, dating, and experimenting, adolescents learn to express and receive intimate or sexual advances. Young people who do not have the opportunity for such experiences may have more difficulty with intimate…...

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