Emotional Changes Found in Teenage Boys

These articles will be of guide to understand when your teenage boys and girls begin to behave indifferently. You might notice that your adolescent son beginning to turn into a completely different individual than he once was.

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You will be wondering what is happening to my son, why this new development in him? There are reasons and many changes in this new development. Continue reading to discover more about your teenage boys.

Expression of Anger

One troubling issues parents of teenage boys notice this day is that their sons will begin to display some degree of anger, be informed that there are factors that contribute to this, and it’s a normal emotion coming into play at this stages of his life because he’s transitioning from a child to adult.

Your teenage son will be developing this feeling that life is unfair, powerlessness and frustration that comes with the feeling to be independent but someone else is the one making the rules. You can partially resolve this issue by rewarding him extra privileges and chances for independence.

Secondly, puberty plays an important role at this stage of their life because it brings many hormones and chemical changes which influence your son’s emotions. This is why your teenage son is easily angered while trying to deal with these new feelings. As your son is battling with his anger, keep a close watch and support him through the physical and emotional changes to ensure his anger is not an unending battle for him, as continuous anger can lead to depression.

The Feeling of Moodiness

Moodiness is one common emotion found in teenage boys. Due to the hormones that their body produces can lead to confusing feelings. This results in mood swings (unaccountable change of mood) and feelings that may fluctuate from excitement and fearlessness to feeling sad and low within a matter of moments.

Your son may often take his strongest feelings out on those he feels comfortable with, and since you are likely one of those closest to him, you will often bear the worst of it. This proves your son’s comfort level with you, and therefore should not be always taken as a negative sign.

They want to be in a state of Isolation

Don’t be surprised that your teenage son will want nothing but their friends, they may also display signs of isolation at times. You don’t need to be worried because he’s trying to figure out who and what he wants in this world. If your son is spending much time on himself, however, it is important to talk to him and see exactly what is going on because extreme isolation can be a sign of depression that needs to be dealt with.

Development of Aggression

As he hits puberty, he will develop some form of aggression, it is necessary to help the young boys become men then can stand up for important issues in life and not back down.

Aggression can be of use that will benefit your son and others. It can also be channeled into physical activity that will help your son get fit, and let him begin to feel good about himself. You can enroll your son in a fitness program of his choice, or any sport that requires determined participation.

Guiding your son through the emotional storms of adolescence does not have to be a constantly troubling situation. Instead, use the signs of emotional change that your son shows to learn more about him and where he is at. With your support, he will grow to be a stable and solid young man.

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity. Rose Kennedy

Emotional Changes Found in Teenage Girls

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It’s always a challenging time for all who pass through the adolescence stage. it is not easy transforming from a child into an adult, and for girls, there are many extra issues that can cause emotional upheaval. Find some of those changes you may notice your daughter experiencing at this particular time in her life.

Common Traits of Moodiness

Moodiness is a common trait of teenage girls, your daughter may feel it due to premenstrual syndrome, commonly known as PMS. Her monthly cycle can make her feel extremely moody, causing her to swing up and down emotionally.

You can be of support to your daughter by encouraging her to participate in regular exercise such as cardio workout and eat foods that will stabilize PMS symptoms from healthy fats from sources like avocados and nuts. Taking good care of herself will be rewarding for your daughter and those around her, and will be a skill that benefits her for her entire life.

Experiencing Insecurity

Your daughter might experience some moments of insecurity due to changes in friends, schools, body chemistry, and emotions. From feeling her friends have turned their backs on her, to times of not feeling totally comfortable with all the changes in her life, your teenage daughter is likely to experience many bouts of insecurity.

Always remind her that no matter what changes occurs, you will always be her biggest cheerleader… and then be sure to back up your words with action.

Sensitive to the Environment

As a parent, your words count most at this stage of adolescence, because whatever you say will make a great impact either good or not. This is the time in her life when your teenage daughter is feeling the most vulnerable to criticism. You have to choose your words carefully and think twice before correcting your daughter for trivial issues that can be overlooked.


In today’s world, depression is becoming more common. If you notice your daughter going through this, do your best to give her all the support she deserves and choose to love rather than judge. Encourage your daughter to talk to a physician or counselor about her problem.

Be vigilant of signs such as withdrawal from friends, loss of pleasure in favorite activities, and irritability.

Peer Dependence

Peer dependence is one common emotional changes found in teenage girls, don’t allow this to drive you crazy especially mother based on the fact that you have been your little girl’s hero/role-model, you will now find her pulling away from you and drawing closer to her friends when you notice such changes in her try as possible to have a deep knowledge of her peers she keep and encourage her.

Instead of being judgemental as a parent, simply give your child the opportunity to find a good, solid group of friends. Engage her in activities with those who may share her faith and personal interests, as this will allow her to branch out and find a variety of close friends that will last. Friends find in youth will be friends for life.

Adolescence is not easy for young women. With all the life struggles she might come across, it takes much support and encouragement to make it through. Being a great personality and role model your child can look up to and lean on in these challenging times of her life, and it will change her entire life for the better.


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