MAMMALS CREATING HAVOC IN OUR ENVIRONMENT
- experience enormous physical growth, on average gaining between 17 & 19 kg and growing on average 24/25 cms?
- develop fully-grown noses before fully-grown heads?
- develop 18 times more sex hormones (for male mammals)?
- develop a sense of uniqueness/invincibility and independence?
Answer: BULLS? SHEEP? MONKEYS? DOGS? KOALAS?
NO to all of the above
The correct answer is "ADOLESCENTS"
Yes adolescence, the time between childhood and adulthood is a time of biological, psychological, emotional and social challenge. Adolescence is a period of rapid growth and development only comparable in scale to the first few years of life.
It is important for parents to understand the challenges their children face as they negotiate this critical development period and be supported during this process.