Understanding teenage boys: Supporting adolescents through the good, the bad and the ugly
On-demand recorded 10 Sep 2020
The teenage years are a defining period in the lives of boys. This transitionary phase comes with a unique range of challenges, as young boys commence the journey of establishing their own individuality, creating a social networks and facing the challenges of school.
Statistics reveal that compared to girls, young boys are more likely to struggle at school, resort to violence and have increased rates of suicide. Young boys may exhibit mood swings, irritability and indifference; however, it can be difficult to distinguish what constitutes “normal” change as boys undergo cognitive and emotional development.
Young boys that struggle at school can be indicative of broader problems and early assessment of behavioural changes is vital. GPs, through their ongoing relationship with adolescent boys and their families, have the opportunity to identify potential problems.
The GP can help reduce the risk of ongoing problems by providing informed support, advocacy and resources to the parents.
This webinar offers parenting strategies GPs can share with parents to support their development. This webinar explores developmental stages, approaches to deal with the unexpected and how parents can help their boys grow into healthy and happy individuals.
- Outline the significant developmental stages and the behaviours associated with these stages.
- Distinguish between normal developmental behaviours as opposed to abnormal behavioural disturbances.
- Identify how to support the concerned parent, and what strategies parents can implement to guide and nurture their child.
- List the approaches parents can apply in supporting their child’s transition through the child – teenage years.
This event attracts 2 CPD points