Embracing the Adolescent
The Teenager and you, contact...between child and adult.
The adolescent’s sense of self is not yet so strong that words and thoughts - symbolic representation - are enough to anchor its reality in the world.
The adolescent self is a tentative reality, not yet proved.
In many instances the answer to What is he trying to prove? It’s simple.
He is trying to prove that he is who he takes himself to be.
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