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Alondra Palacios

Adolescents are at the age where they are coming into their own skin and identity. They can be rebellious and more vocal with their thoughts and feelings. Younger children express themselves a little bit more differently because they are less developed than an adolescent. I would tread lightly on the case so I can get a better understanding on how to better approach the child or adolescent. Once I get a better insight on how to approach them I would try to get their trust by making a connection whether its a TV show, sports, etc. I have younger cousins and have taken care of them since they were babies to now them being adolescents. I have definitely taken different approaches when I talk and connect to them now vs when they were younger children.