“Our research suggests the risk for violence can be lessened when parents are able to be more warm and sensitive in their interactions with their children during the toddler years.
Coping with a teenager can be difficult for any parent, but teens with epilepsy pose additional problems. Parents don't have complete control over their teens, as much as they may wish to.
Livingston found that mothers whose partners had alcohol use disorders tended to be more depressed, which in turn led to them showing less affection to their children and being less warm and sensitive when interacting with them.
“This is significant because children with warm and sensitive mothers are better able to regulate their emotions and behaviour,” Livingston said.
Teenage years are often a time when standing out is the last thing a child wants.
What’s more, those who are aggressive in childhood, particularly with their siblings, are more likely to be aggressive with romantic partners as teenagers.
Depression is a bigger problem among teenagers with epilepsy than previously thought, says William R.
Turk, MD, chief of the Neurology Division at the Nemours Children's Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
It's possible that the physical changes of puberty may warrant an adjustment in your teen's medication.
A lot of parents find that their teenager wants to stop taking medication.