If you have an adolescent, you are not surprised to hear they have unpredictable emotional ups and downs. Why now? Here are three different reasons your adolescent struggles with his/her emotions. The first reason is because their brain is going through a very intense time…[Read more...]
Adolescence and Adrenaline…Watch Out!
September 21, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Your Adolescent Son’s Changing Brain
August 16, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Have you noticed that your adolescent son has become unusually concerned about how he looks and what he is wearing? This typically comes as a surprise to most parents because their son certainly didn’t express these concerns just a year ago. With middle school right…[Read more...]
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They Love and Hate Me in The Same Hour!
May 17, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
When your son or daughter enters middle school, they look and act very much like a child. When they leave middle school, their features have matured and they have a very different attitude toward you and life in general. Very few parents are ready for…[Read more...]
Changes in Teens – Part 1: Relationships
April 26, 2018 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Some days when you look at your adolescent, you must be thinking, “Who is this child?” They change so much during these years, but the changes that you see are only a small reflection of the powerful events that are going on inside their head.…[Read more...]
The Adolescent Emotional Meltdown: Tips for Parents
June 8, 2017 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Have you ever stood back in awe as your adolescent emotionally melts down? You watch your child in wonder as they proceed to completely lose it over a seemingly insignificant issue. What is happening here? If you ask them why they are so upset, they…[Read more...]