Emotions are part of what makes us human. Our emotions give us information about how we and others are doing and can affect our thoughts and behavior. However, being able to recognize, label and regulate (manage) our reactions to our emotions is not something all of us are skilled at.
The teenage years are a time of transition from childhood to adulthood. Teens have a strong desire for independence, but often still need adults’ support. They may feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical changes they are going through, as well as new social environments and relationships.