Punishment, consequences and setting rules have not proven to be successful in dealing with teen’s negative behaviors. As teenagers mature, they are presented with new experiences that they are not well equipped to deal with on their own. Due to the unique structure of a teen’s brain, they often feel emotions very intensely. Furthermore, excessive use of social media use can also negatively affect teens by distracting them from their responsibilities, exposing them to bullying, unrealistic views of other people’s lives and peer pressure. These pressure can often lead to insecurities and a lack of connection to their trusted support system. Through structured family sessions, your therapist can help your teen learn to become a better communicator, a more respectful member of the family and to strive to establish a better connection, resulting in a more peaceful and harmonious home life and an improved wellbeing of your teen’s mental health.