WHETHER YOU ARE PARENTING A TEENAGER OR YOU ARE THE TEENAGER, IT IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME.
TALKING TO A PROFESSIONAL CAN OFTEN INCREASE UNDERSTANDING AND EASE WHAT IS A COMPOLICATED TRANSITION FOR FAMILIES.
Being a teenager can be an extremely difficult time for parents as well as the teenager. It is a time when parents are continuing to enforce rules in the home that often coincide with a value system, and at the same time teenagers are attempting to individuate, find an identity, figure out their role in society, while attempting to meet the expectations and demands of school, teachers, coaches and parents; teenagers are attempting to do all this while hormone levels are drastically changing. Teen years are filled with anxiety and teenagers as well as parents are faced with difficult choices.
Adolescents may be dealing with past traumas, or confusion in the areas of gender roles, religion and ethnicity. Transitioning from an adolescent to an adult is very challenging and the support of a professional can often make the transition more bearable.