Back to Moodzone. Teenagers' behaviour can be baffling, stressful, hurtful and often worrying. But in most cases it doesn't mean that there is anything more serious going on than the natural process of becoming an adult. Many of the common behaviour issues that parents find hard are an essential part of puberty and growing up. Surges of hormones, combined with body changes, struggling to find an identity, pressures from friends and a developing sense of independence, mean the teenage years are a confusing time for your child.
What Is (and Isn’t) Normal Teenage Behavior? What Parents Need to Know
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Pushing boundaries is a natural part of being a teenager — much to the frustration of parents. Many teens lie out of fear of the consequences for their behavior, or even fear that you will be upset or withdraw love if they tell you the truth. As teens begin to assert their independence, many become argumentative. Unfortunately, this desire often emerges as defiance.
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April 4, by middleearthnj. Adolescence is a time of change. The changes can be so dramatic that it leaves parents wondering if what they are seeing is just typical teen behavior or cause for concern. Typical teen behavior includes many things that seem strange to parents.