Research has revealed that around 50% of mental health disorders that adults have, begin at the age of 14.In fact, one-third of adolescent deaths are suicides triggered by depression (1).Identity issues are of particular concern for teenagers who are aware that they are adopted and even more so, for those adopted in a closed or semi-open circumstance.Not every adopted child will express an interest in his or her birth family history.Mom Junction explains the major problems of adolescence and how you can help your children avoid or come out of them.Adolescence is not an easy time for kids or parents.Some children become aware that most adoptions occur when birthmothers judge themselves financially and/or emotionally unable to raise a given child, and come to feel that there isn't anything to gain by wondering about or seeking out their birth family.
In a closed or semi-open adoption, there may be no way for an adopted child to ask questions or clarify vague or missing information that may only become relevant long after the adoption occurred.
The only way to deal with needs and problems at this age is to know about them and be ready to face them.
Here is our list of the most common problems, and their solutions that adolescents have to deal with.[ Read: Emotional Problems In Adolescence ]Overwhelming emotions can lead to impulsive behavior, which can be harmful to your child as well as others.
Aggression is especially a concern with adolescent boys.
Young boys start to develop muscles, grow tall and have a coarser, manly voice.