Parenting teenagers can be rewarding—but also very frustrating. One moment your child is happy and talkative, then suddenly doors are slamming and you’re getting the cold shoulder. Things you consider minor issues can be monumental problems in a teen’s mind.
Unfortunately, parents of high school and middle school students often don’t know what happened to sour their teen’s mood. Did they get a poor grade on a test? Are they worried about getting into college? Did a friend’s Instagram post show everyone else having fun? Are they being bullied?
The good news is that there are ways you can help manage your teen’s emotions, even when you’re not sure what’s wrong. Here are nine tips for understanding your teen’s feelings and helping them weather emotional storms.