Puberty is a time increasing physical and spiritual energies. Children are entering a new stage of cognitive development. They begin to wonder about the mysteries in the Universe and their place in it. Rites of passage respond to a child’s inner yearning to explore the great mysteries.
Written by David G. Blumenkrantz, April 2007, Rites of passage: Pathways to spirituality for adolescents. Search Institute: The Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence