Kestrel (shadowa) wrote in little_details,
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Boys' Psychological Development

The Scenario: My main character (a 25-year-old man) has an adopted son who is just turning thirteen. He is generally a quiet, moody, insecure boy who has been abused and kidnapped during his lifetime. They are squatters in London in the late 1970s.


The Problem:
I am female, and have no brothers, so I've never spent significant amounts of time around thirteen-year-old boys, and am unsure how to write about the various changes that they are going through around the age of thirteen. Obviously, everyone is unique, so not all boys would be going through exactly the same developments. But I know that there are some general things that are known to be going on or beginning to go on around this time in life.

The Searches:
I have searched for various combinations of the words
boy
psychological development
teen
13 year old
male psychological development


The Question:
So basically, I'm asking for one or two things:
1) Personal accounts of the significant psychological developments in boys around the age of 13.
2) Recommendations of good websites that share observations of the pyschological development of boys in their early teens.


THANKS FOR THE GREAT RESPONSES!! :)
Tags: ~psychology & psychiatry (misc)
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