Teens and Adolescents
Teenage years can be difficult for both adolescents and parents. Sometimes we can be at a loss as how to empower our teens to become successful young adults. Teens want this freedom as well but struggle with the responsibility it brings.
The Teenage years between 12 and 19 are referred to as Adolescence. These are the years during which children transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence can begin as early as age 9 and may continue into the early twenties.
There are many physical and psychological changes that occur during these years and it can be a difficult period for both the Adolescent and the parent.
This transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Many Adolescents face tough choices regarding their peers, school work, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, their social life, and fitting in with others.
Its both a period of disorientation and discovery.
During Adolescence, teens often struggle with their body changes, mood swings, and their social life. You may see changes in personality, in physical appearance, in intellect and in social development.
Adolescents are faced with so many different issues to handle. Many of them have little experience making these kinds of tough decisions. After all, many of their decisions have been made for them prior to this age.
At Resolution Counseling, we have therapists who specialize in working with both parents and Adolescents as they traverse through this transitional period.