Reaches cognitive level of adult Motor Skills Development o Gross Motor

Reaches cognitive level of adult motor skills

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Reaches cognitive level of adult Motor Skills Development o Gross Motor Endurance develops o Fine Motor Typing Improved handwriting Communication Development o Improved communication skills o Use of slang increases o Late adolescence Language skills comparable to adult Emotional and Social Development o Body image Influenced by media o Relationships with parents Teens seeking increased independence Creates stress with parents o Relationships with peers Sexuality and dating o Communication with healthcare providers Active listening Open-ended questions Remain nonjudgmental Confidential information Promoting Healthy Growth and Development o Sports and physical fitness Positive impact on teenagers Daily exercise needed o School Transition from junior high to high school can be stressful Can engage in high-risk behaviors o Promote safety Motor vehicles Seat belts No texting No talking on the phone Firearms Suicide Talk about firearm safety Lock up firearms Water Drowning o Promote nutrition
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Eating habits Increased hunger and need for food Provide variety of foods and healthy options Anorexia Concern about body image Beauty Bulimia Concern about body image Beauty Type 2 diabetes (overweight) Not getting enough physical activity Too much fast food o Promote personal care Hygiene Body odor Encourage bathing, showering, use of deodorant Acne Piercings, tattoos, tanning Professional, reputable place with sterile equipment Tanned skin is damaged skin Pale is healthy Common Developmental Concerns o Violence Homicide Males killed by firearms Suicide Third leading cause of death in teens Males more likely to die in a suicide attempt due to more lethal methods Dating violence Date rape Sexual assault Gangs 27,000 gangs nationally o Substance use o Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Teach about safe sex practices Condoms One partner STI testing and treatment Infertility
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