When told of the news, many children feel sad, angry, and anxious, and have a hard time grasping how their lives will change.
The age at which a child's parents divorce also has an impact on how he responds and what he understands about the new family structure.
The end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood varies by country and by function.
Furthermore, even within a single nation state or culture there can be different ages at which an individual is considered (chronologically and legally) mature enough for society to entrust them with certain privileges and responsibilities.
In studying adolescent development, adolescence can be defined biologically, as the physical transition marked by the onset of puberty and the termination of physical growth; cognitively, as changes in the ability to think abstractly and multi-dimensionally; or socially, as a period of preparation for adult roles.
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If the tension continues, babies may become irritable and clingy, especially around new people, and have frequent emotional outbursts.
They may also tend to regress or show signs of developmental delay.