Is your teen moody? If you laughed, you are truly a parent of a teen! Many parents complain about the rapid mood swings that their children have when they hit puberty. There are legitimate reasons that you have a moody teen and it's not just hormo...
Dutch researchers found that teen boys between the ages of 13 and 16 actually had decreased levels of empathy, or the ability to understand and feel other people’s emotions and that it may have something to do with a teenager's moodiness.
Teen depression is different. It’s a serious mood disorder that can last for weeks, months or longer. The teen can feel sadness, discouragement, despair or hopelessness, and it can interfere with participation in normal teen activities.
Teenagers are more emotional than rational. The mood swings may have a biological base. Research now indicates that key parts of the brain related to integrating emotions with judgment are the last to develop.
Depression isn’t unusual during adolescence current estimates are 10-20%, compared to 3–7% among adults. However, the chances of recovery are good if your teenager is willing to talk to someone they feel they can trust.
When dealing with a moody teen, it's less important what you tell them than what you enable them to tell you that relieves and releases them from the hell they are living with inside themselves.
From highs to lows in no seconds flat, your teen’s mood swings can make it seem like you’re talking to a different person from one minute to the next. Read on for mom-suggested tips to deal with moody teens.