Has your cheerful, easy-going child become anxious and withdrawn? Or do they have angry outbursts in which they swear at you, or even become so upset that they self-harm? Are you struggling to handle all the intensity and drama?
No matter how loving or conscious we are as parents our children may experience times of distress and intense emotions, especially during their teen years.
When I experienced this intense emotional expression in my own teenage sons I noticed that my reactions tended to go two ways: I desperately tried to fix the problem or I felt like a victim of the situation.Continue Reading →