Why do teenagers insist on alone time?

Why do teenagers insist on alone time?

Knowing teenagers with Aarti C Rajaratnam

Arathi Kannan

Priyanka M

Does it bother you that your teenager doesn't talk to you about their day anymore? It can be difficult for parents to watch their child enter a phase where they are in the process of becoming their independent self. It is important to remember that this is a positive development milestone that must be encouraged.

In this week’s video, Aarti C Rajaratnam talks about adolescents’ need to create an identity of their own and how you—as a parent—can support them.

‘Knowing teenagers with Aarti C Rajaratnam’ is a fortnightly video column for parents, teachers, and adults who interact with teenagers. Each episode will share insights that will help the audience understand the adolescent mind and behavior.

Aarti C Rajaratnam is a clinical psychologist who has been working with children and teenagers for over two decades.

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