The development psychologist Charisse Nixon explains in her TED talk from 2016 how we can help teenagers to thrive:
Screenshots from her presentation sum up the key issues:
Challenging behaviour exhibited by children and adolescents is a common concern and frustration for parents, teachers, and other helpers. Dr. Stuart Ablon is a child psychologist who specializes in working with challenging children and their families, teachers and helpers. His credo: "Kids do well if they can." His explanation is an eye-opener in its own right.