Understanding the Challenge of Teen Emotions & Supporting Your Teen

The challenge of dealing with teen emotions is not easy for any parent. Teenagers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood, where they are developing their independence and having their own opinions. It is also a period when mounting pressures around school grades, SAT scores, sports team performance, and college applications can cause teenagers to feel …

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The 8 Stages of Emotional Development

It’s important for parents, teachers, and other significant adults, such as staff at teen rehab treatment centers, to be able to guide children and teens through healthy emotional stages of development. To help with this, an understanding of some basic psychology is worthwhile. A psychologist by the name of Erik Erikson identified eight specific stages of …

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Type A and Type B Traumas Defined

Many teens that suffer from addiction or a mental health issue have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Trauma is defined as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience” and it falls into one of two types of trauma—Type A or Type B. This concept, which was introduced by the Life Model is helping many …

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