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Are Peers More Important Than Parents During the Process of Development?

General Issues in Lifespan Development- HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION

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This depends when in development you are referring to. During childhood, parents are of the utmost importance in the lives of children. By adolescence, the child begins to place greater importance on peers. Parents remain of greater importance but adolescents generally interpret more importance on their friends as they explore the world outside of their home.

are peers important than parents during the process of development