Problems of Children & Teens
In a perfect world, children and
teens would grow up to be happy, healthy, functioning adults.
However, there are hundreds of influences that they will encounter
throughout their early lives that will have an impact on their
development - both in negative and positive ways. The following
is a brief list of some of the more common problems
children and teens may
face. For a more in-depth list please visit the American Academy
Child and Adolescent Psychology website at http://www.aacap.org/about.
There are various issues
and disorders that adolescents
may face in the turbulent times of their teen years. An adolescent
feels all kinds of pressures - from parents, school and peers.
They are in a transitional period where they are moving from childhood
to adulthood. As well, the influence of peer pressure
and the introduction of such pressures from drugs,
alcohol and the opposite sex take their toll on any teen.
A list of the most common problems follows.
Please refer to the related links below for topics that focus
on teen issues beneath Teens Specifically.
Alcohol & Drug
Gay & Lesbian