ParentingAll stagesMental healthTeenagerWellbeing

The teenage brain differs to adults in the way it processes information and resolves problems. Things that we might find a simple solution for can cause real distress to our teenagers. So how can we support them when things feel a bit too much?

Here are 5 steps to supporting your teen with an outburst of emotion:


Meet them where they are at. If they are crying, shouting, slamming doors – allow them to let it out. Validate by describing what you see or hear:

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