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can someone define "adolescent" for me?

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tiredemma Tue 05-Apr-05 16:31:58

<thud, thud> my head against desk.

can someone help me define the term adolescent?
ive been sat here for so long doing my essay that the pc has gone blurry.
i just need it for my first paragragh.....!

WigWamBam Tue 05-Apr-05 16:35:07

Adolescence is the stage of growth and development between puberty and adulthood, ranging from about 11 or 12 years old to 17 or 18 years old, in which major physiological, cognitive, and behavioral changes take place.

dyzzidi Tue 05-Apr-05 16:36:19

most men

tiredemma Tue 05-Apr-05 16:44:07

thanks www, that is exactly what i was trying to put into words myself.

dyziddi, i shall put that in the essay somewhere!!

wild Tue 05-Apr-05 16:45:05

mutant in other words

wild Tue 05-Apr-05 16:45:33

wwb that is a really impressive summary

kama Tue 05-Apr-05 16:53:56

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tiredemma Tue 05-Apr-05 16:55:38

imtrying to think of something to complete this sentence - basically about how adults view adolescents...

"it is considered and awkward age- no longer a child , but not yet an adult....

....any insiration out there?

i promise i wont ask you to write the whole essay

tiredemma Tue 05-Apr-05 16:56:09

kama- try writing 2500 words on it!

kama Tue 05-Apr-05 16:59:45

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tiredemma Tue 05-Apr-05 17:02:27

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