Teens, as a rule, may sleep until lunchtime, ignore basic manners, do just the opposite of what you tell them to do and treat adults and others with contempt.
But it may not necessarily be their fault.
He looks far different than the sweet little child that used to cling to your leg. She walks around looking as if she's done something wrong. He hides his face with his hair or a hoodie. She stays up way later than you and seemingly isn't able to rise before 2:00 p.m.
Teens go through so many feelings in one day it is impossible to keep track of what they're thinking from one day to the next. But new research reveals that it might not be their fault. They are filled with mood swings, hormonal changes and oftentimes a lot of risk-taking behavior.
As a parent, of course you want to help your adolescent deal with anger and other emotions effectively and build up both self esteem and trust in you. But general feelings of uncertainty and angst make teens so much more anxious than they might otherwise be.
Dr. Cora Collette Breuner shares ways to help your teen sort through those feelings and come out of the dark. Your child does not have to feel like he or she is the only one who understands what it's like to be a teen.