“My daughter gets super mad whenever she doesn’t get what she wants and avoids us by hiding in her room. Would taking her door off fix her attitude?”

The closed bedroom door quickly turns into a familiar image for families once their child becomes a teenager. But how do you make sure their door doesn’t turn into a wall that shuts you out when your teen feels like it? This week’s Tips On Teens question comes from a family wondering what’s the best course of action to take when their teenager is both irritable and self-isolating:

“Since my daughter started high school this year she has been really moody. She blows up on us whenever we say, ‘No’ and then locks herself in her room. We’ve been told to take her door off her room. Should we? What do we do about her behavior?” 

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com.  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE!  Check out our page here – https://www.facebook.com/TeenTherapyCenter/

If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.