Addison. Age: 27.
Updated May 25, If we want teens to have good mental and emotional health, we must start with making sure they have some control over their lives. Over the 24 years I've worked as a psychologist with teens I've consistently seen that those who make at least some decisions about what they do, who they spend time with, where they go and what is important to them do much better than those who do not have this freedom.
Aileen. Age: 21.
Coping with your teenager
T here are some people who claim they enjoyed their teenage years. But those people? They are not my people.
Beatrice. Age: 30.
Teens, Anxiety, and Depression
Back to Mental health and wellbeing. Teenagers' behaviour can be baffling, stressful, hurtful and often worrying. But in most cases it doesn't mean that there is anything more serious going on than the natural process of becoming an adult. Many of the common behaviour issues that parents find hard are an essential part of puberty and growing up.
Back to Mental health and wellbeing. It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful to know the signs of a possible problem.