Havinghursts’Eight Development Tasks of Adolescence Introduction The critical concerns that face adolescents is the dire need to become productive and mature adults by establishing a constant identity. When changes occur in roles and experiences, the adolescent would seek to develop a sense of belonging that would surround such changes. As a result, they end up discovering themselves as they go about searching their roles in the society. Adolescents experience major changes during the puberty stage and this affects their relationship with others in their reactions and behaviours. For instance, an adult can treat an adolescent as his fellow adult partner simply because in their physical status they appear to be adults. However, what they simply need is room to fully explore their world and discover themselves. Adolescents are therefore not adults but young men and women in search of true identity. By understanding their needs, adults will be in a better position to provide opportunities for the adolescent child to grow.