Your teen's years can be filled with uncertainty, changes and self-esteem issues. It usually boils over causing all children to behave badly from time to time. But when defiance, hostility and refusal to comply are ongoing, the behavior affects the entire family and requires a more serious intervention. We succeed in extinguishing or inhibiting abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior.
You may find that your teen often perpetuates arguments and other problems around your family. While each family is different, the common teen and family issues are similar. Finding ways to keep your family close while including your teen and understanding his individual worries and issues can help you weather the tumultuous waters of having a teen. We've seen over and over that when the right tools are used, they can change their child’s problem behavior—quickly and dramatically. This is true when a therapist is the interventionist and when parents are properly trained to use these tools.