In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to know when your teen is experiencing the normal mood swings of adolescence, and when their behaviour may be really concerning. She talks about the importance of sleep, adolescents’ sensitivity to criticism and exclusion and the tendency towards expressing themselves through dark music, writing or art. Maggie talks about when to worry: when food habits change significantly; sleep habits; loss of joy in activities they usually love; social withdrawal, and more.
Here is the list of resources parents and teens can get more information and support from as mentioned in the video:
The Brave Program: https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Maggie Dent’s Kit Bag for Adolescence: www.maggiedent.com/yourkitbag