A friend once asked me about his son, who was about to turn As a teenager, the boy had a quick temper. His dad assumed that his short fuse was related to that awkward stage of life. But now, on the brink of adulthood, the young man seemed to be getting worse. He also wanted to know how to talk with his son about his anger. Still inexperienced, there are big challenges ahead: graduating from high school, entering the work force in a tough economy or starting college, living away from home for the first time.
Any of these signs can occur in children who are not depressed, but when seen together, nearly every day, they are red flags for depression. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Turn on more accessible mode. Turn off more accessible mode. Skip Ribbon Commands.
Because sometimes with teenagers, the best defense is a good offense. Here are eight witty ways to disengage some of those annoying teenage behaviors that can push our buttons as parents. It takes hard work and dedication to get really good at something and I believe in you!
Tantrums, defiance, moodiness, intense emotions, impulsive and reckless conduct. Sometimes it may be hard to believe, but no, your teenager is not an alien being from a distant planet. Your teen may be taller than you and seem mature in some respects, but often they are simply unable to think things through on an adult level.