This programme offers intensive courses in developmental psychopathology and learning problems.
In other words, there's a wide range of what's considered normal.
When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families.
Despite some adults' negative perceptions about teens, they are often energetic, thoughtful, and idealistic, with a deep interest in what's fair and right.
14-year-old Kevin was coming home late from school almost every day. He grew his hair long, was doing poorly at school and ate little.
When his mother found a cigarette in his jacket, she knew there was a problem. It is a vulnerable time when kids can develop unhealthy habits that grow into problems in their adult life.