Teen Milestone: Communicating Emotions
When it comes to teens expressing their emotions around you, be happy when they get real. Teens benefit from being able to show a full range of genuine emotions and feelings in response to events in their lives. Bottling up feelings such as sadness, anger, or fear can lead to an emotional pile-up. When that happens, your teen could shut down, or their emotions could explode uncontrollably if stifled feelings become overwhelming. Whether it’s joy or sadness, be there to provide comfort with a smile and a hug or a shoulder to cry on when they communicate emotions.