Crybabies? Raging Teens?
The solution to your kids emotional outbreaks and feelings
Dramatic and Emotional
Adolescent Hormonal Development
Adolescent emotional development is often characterized by rapidly fluctuating emotions.We will also discuss important aspects of emotional maturity, particularly an essential skill called emotional self-efficacy.Developmental experts have since learned that what may appear as "storm and stress" is actually the natural outcome of youth learning to cope with a much larger array of new and unfamiliar situations. http://www.sevencounties.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=41159&cn=1310
one way teens express their emotions is sadness. Everyone has experienced sadness and unhappiness. These may result from (1) the loss or absence of a valued person, object, or situation, or (2) troublesome thinking, behavior, and interaction patterns. Depression is a disturbance in the flow of neural information due to changes in the brain.
You may be familiar with epinephrine under the name adrenaline, which is oftentimes credited with a sudden burst of energy or strength. In actuality, epinephrine is one of the chemicals rapidly produced by the adrenal gland when a person experiences frustration, anger, or other form of stress.
That acts of self-injury are so often bloody and horrifying makes it harder for people to be thoughtful about what these acts mean. There is a tendency to panic when you see someone you care about bleeding from self-inflicted wounds, or covered with scars. Such panic interferes with thinking, and makes it harder for people to understand the motives behind self-injury.