Adolescence is a definitive time in our development. If you are a parent reading this, then you may find yourself frustrated and perhaps even sad that your child is not the same kid you knew a short time ago. This is an important time of discovery and separation from the caregivers. The brain is also changing and hormones are raging. In fact, research says that the age of 15 can be the most difficult because there is so much change occurring in the brain. And these days, let’s face it…adolescence seems to start earlier and end later. Seeking help and guidance in this turbulent time can save your relationship with your teen and actually help build their self esteem and confidence as they mature into adulthood.