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Mood Swings In Adolescents

An Adolescent Is Not A Child

Get used to it: an adolescent is not a "child." Comparing the child she had to the adolescent she has now, one parent put it well: "A child can melt your heart, but an adolescent can harden your attitude."

Adolescent Development

The development of children ages 12 through 18 years old is expected to include predictable physical and mental milestones.

Stages Of Adolescence

Adolescence, these years from puberty to adulthood, may be roughly divided into three stages: early adolescence, generally ages eleven to fourteen; middle adolescence, ages fifteen to seventeen; and late adolescence, ages eighteen to twenty-one. I...

A Roadmap To Adolescent Growth

For both parents and young person, adolescence feels like a very confusing process because so much that happens is unexpected. However, as described more fully in my books, confusing at it seems, I believe adolescence is also a lawful process. Th...

Teenage Mood Swings

On top of the world in the morning, depressed over lunch time and angry in the evening - teenagers have a reputation for mood swings. Any rapid fluctuation in hormones is usually accompanied by irritability, recklessness, aggression and depressio...

Mood Management And Emotional Resilience For Adolescents

It’s an observation that parents frequently make about their adolescent with which the young person often agrees: the teenager has become more frequently moody than was the child. By “moody,” the parent is talking more about moods of the unhappy ...

What Causes Irrational Mood Swings In Teenagers?

Determining normal teenage behavior is often a daunting parental task because teenagers deal with rapid developmental changes causing mood swings, odd behavior and emotional confusion. The teenage years are a time of turmoil and stress for some. P...

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Parent/Teen Homework Conflicts

A vignette for parents with some ideas on how to talk to your teen about the stressful conversation of homework.

Your Brooding Teen: Just Moody Or Mentally Ill?

The teen years are a critical period of development when mental illnesses can emerge and progress untreated, in part because they are perceived as typical adolescent behavior.

Overview Of Mood Disorders In Children And Adolescents

A category of mental health problems that includes all types of depression and bipolar disorder, mood disorders are sometimes called affective disorders. During the 1980s, mental health professionals began to recognize symptoms of mood disorders ...

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Teen Help With Josh Shipp

Teen Behavior specialist who was a mess and now is the message helping teens and their families through challenges.

Mood Disorders And Teenage Girls

Anxiety and depression occur in both genders, but by the teenage years, girls are much more at risk than boys. Before puberty, the prevalence of mood disorders is about the same in boys and girls—3 to 5 percent. But by mid-adolescence girls are mo...

Blame Biology For Your Teen's Mood Behavior

There’s a moody, ornery, self-absorbed bear living in my house. He moved in a year or so ago, and I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what he’s done with my sweet, thoughtful son, Nathaniel.

Parenting Assistance Line

Ups and downs during the teen years are typical but not always easy. One minute your teen is laughing with you and the next he is stomping off in anger. Parenting during these turbulent times can be challenging and frustrating for both you and you...

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The Mysterious Workings Of The Adolescent Brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups?

Why Your Teenager Is Moody Or Irritable

It's not uncommon to have a moody teen, but why is your teen moody or irritable? Find out what is causing your teen to be moody, when it's normal and when it's not.

How To Parent Adolescent Children: 10 Steps

Parenting an adolescent presents a challenge that sometimes brings the best out of the parents and makes them better human beings. However, this is also a time which puts tremendous stress on the parents. Improper handling of adolescents can leave...

Facing Adolescence Together

Parenting teenagers is challenging. Adolescence can strain parents’ relationship with their teen and their relationship with each other. Dealing with teens, particularly difficult teens, can take a toll on a marriage. Parents disagree and begin to...

Supporting Our Adolescent Children

Adolescent life in our society is far from easy. We wonder why our children act so distant, seem so moody, and have trouble concentrating on the tasks before them. We wonder why they now stay at such a distance from us. We are often desperate for ...

Why You Should Adore Your Teen

Research shows that the adolescent brain has a torrid time re-arranging itself

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Parenting - Behaviour | 11-18y

Mood Swings In Adolescents

Vishnu PriyaVishnu Priya
Is your teen moody? If you laughed, you are truly a parent of a teen! Here are the reasons for their moodiness and how to deal with them.