During adolescence many physiological changes take place in the body. These changes, along with others that are social, emotional and mental must occur for the adolescent to make the transition into adulthood. Often the changes threaten the adolescents ability to cope with them, and at times adolescents need a lot of family support. It is of importance for the family to assist and coach the adolescent in making decisions.
Parents, too, are sometimes confused by the many mood swings and they may question if what is taking place is normal. There are times when the parents as well as the adolescent need to be educated in adolescent behavior and the transition into adulthood. The education can drastically reduce the amount of upheaval in the family.