Growing Up

Starting High School

From child to teenager, from teenager to adult, education helps shape the mind and develop the person. Tensions often rise as one begins High School. Separation from family may be part of the process as the teen establishes an individual identity. Adult family members are simultaneously encouraging focus on the benefits of advanced education, sometimes adding to the tension. Adult friends and family are challenged to offer support and guidance without judgment as the teenager navigates a time of personal growth.