High School Moral Development

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Starting High School can be an overwhelming experience for most teenagers. Most students enter high school at the age of 14 and finish by the age of 18. This is the developmental stage of adolescence, a critical period for cognitive, physical and psychosocial development in teenagers. It is a period where a lot of things are taking place and changing for students and the transition from elementary school to high school can be extremely hard. Facing a new environment, new school, and the pressure to make new friends and meet new teachers can leave students feeling vulnerable.
Physical Development – When teens enter the early adolescence stage from the age of 11 and 13 years old, many physical changes take place. Teens at this age start to grow
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Insecurity for their appearance is less common in teenage boys as their physical development doesn’t slow down, but continues until late adolescence. They will continue to gain weight, height and muscle until the age of 19 to 21 years old. The overall appearance of a high school student is a well-developed body but that still continues its development.
The Moral Development of a High School Student- Moral development changes as a person grows and matures. Teens in early adolescence show ability for deeper moral thinking, their moral reasoning develops in this stage as well. Most of the students in high school should know how to differentiate between right and wrong, and they should know the right thing to do in certain situations. The fact that, by this period, they should know how to behave in a right way doesn’t necessarily mean they will do it. A lot of high school students fall victim to bullying by none other than their peers. Why would they do such a thing, could be explained by many
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It is a period where the student develops their talents and attitudes, and trying to find what they want to do further in their life. It is a period where the need for independence arises and the peer pressure increases. Teenagers in this stage may also test their boundaries, trying new things and rebelling against authority figures, which may lead to conflicts arising. They also have a greater sense of privacy, and developing healthy relationships and strong bonds with their close friends and peers are crucial for normal, social and emotional development. Overall, the social and emotional development in teenagers in high school is a period of self-exploration and actualization, as they become more independent and self-reliant. Teachers can also support their students if they’re struggling with their identity development by many ways, one of them being to refer them to school counselors so they can express they problems, or refer to someone outside of school, or someone that can act as a role model to the

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