GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Heading back to school after hitting puberty over the summer can be intimidating. For parents, the idea of your children reaching that age can also be a bit scary and awkward.
Grand Valley Family Health Center's Jacklyn Grabow spoke with WZZM 13 anchor Meredith TerHaar about the changes kids go through and how parents can tackle them.
Grabow says teens experience a lot of mental growth, and often sadness, or anger is chalked up to "mood swings" and "being a teenager". This could mask a more deep seated issue for the teen and it is important to note the changes in your child.
If the moods seem overly dark or sad, it could be a sign of another problem and parents and teens are encouraged to seek out a doctor's opinion.