mental health and teens Tag

Teens today are savvy–so many know about mental health, and yet, very few are aware of how unhealthy habits impact their mood and their ability to regulate their emotions. Although many teens may look (and act) like young adults, their brains are still developing. These habits may be "normal" for adults, but due to the sensitive nature of the teenage brain, they are very likely interfering with their mood and their overall mental health.
The emotional environment of the family has long been thought crucial to adolescent development. Parents, in particular, are essential during the teen years for providing guidance and support that fosters the successful transition from childhood to adulthood.