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The first step in starting a conversation is to choose a good time. Conversation tends to flow best when it naturally occurs. Consider bringing up the topic of mental health when doing chores, cooking, hanging out, or in the car.
By learning a little about teen brain development you can start to understand crazy teenage behavior better. At the bottom of the page is an infographic that summarizes and illustrates the concepts covered in the article. The human brain develops in stages.
Fifteen-year-old Olivia Seltzer has created a daily newsletter for teens of the top headlines. It's called "The Cramm. We interview a lot of journalists on our program.
For most of us, living with a teen can often feel like a stranger has moved in. The long summer holidays can be a particularly tense time, when teens want to kick back and relax after end of term exams. They want to sleep in late and party till the small hours with their mates.
You've lived through 2 a. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry? When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families.
These are formative years for your teen. They are building the foundation on which the rest of their life will sit. Ensuring that they are learning how to be strong, confident, and courageous people is paramount.
The teen years can be extremely tough and depression affects teenagers far more often than many of us realize. However, while depression is highly treatable, most depressed teens never receive help. Teen depression goes beyond moodiness. Your love, guidance, and support can go a long way toward helping your teen overcome depression and get their life back on track.
You probably expected to get some attitude once your kid hit the teen years. It's like your teen can skyrocket from calm to furious within the blink of an eye. If you're being honest with yourself, the perpetual outrage concerns you, and likely pisses you off, too.
In the aftermath of the presidential election, Olivia Seltzer, now 15, noticed a shift at school. Many of her peers in Santa Barbara, California, had parents who were undocumented immigrants, so they issues in the news hit close to home. Suddenly the personal felt very much political. Though a free press is crucial to democracy, more than one in four local newspapers have closed sinceand more Americans are getting their news from social media than traditional print media.