Have you ever been to an amusement park, with rides that make your head spin? We experience a lot of emotions at the same time: we laugh, we cry, we have fun, we are afraid. When we are teenagers, the same thing happens in our brain: we experience a lot of strong emotions. It is sometimes very difficult, but it is normal. We’ll tell you why!
In bookstores, there is a new book that explains what goes on in the brains of teenagers. It is written by Lisa Damour, a psychologist who lives in the United States. A psychologist is an emotional expert who helps people who are experiencing difficulties.
The author of the book is also the mother of two teenagers aged 12 and 19. She hopes her book will help parents better understand why teens throw tantrums, argue with friends or cry often.
In her book, Lisa Damour reminds us that negative emotions are part of life, like anger and sadness. “Somewhere along the way, we started to be afraid of being unhappy,” writes Ms. Damour.
According to her, it is impossible to always be in a good mood. There are situations that make us unhappy, and we have to learn to deal with them.
The psychologist gives the example of a teenager who is depressed because his family is going to move to a new city. He’s going to leave his friends, his school… it’s completely normal for him to feel a lot of pain.
Ms. Damour offers this advice: “You don’t need to be alarmed if your teenager is sad about something for a short time, but you should be alarmed if he’s sad about everything for a long time. »
But why are teenagers so emotional? This is because, from the age of 11, the brain is developing very rapidly. A real revolution is taking place: neurons are multiplying at breakneck speed! Neurons are cells that can analyze and produce a lot of information.
Although it’s normal to feel sad, you or your loved ones should see a psychologist or other mental health expert if:
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Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is the organization that deals with trying the worst crimes committed in the world, issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is accused of war crimes. But beware, that does not mean that Vladimir Putin is going to prison. We explain to you.
War crimes are particularly serious and violent acts committed during an armed conflict. It is the role of the International Criminal Court, located in The Hague, the Netherlands, to investigate and try these crimes. One such crime: the illegal deportation of children from one country to another.
Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, organizations have said that Russian authorities have kidnapped thousands of Ukrainian children and forcibly taken them to Russia. The ICC investigated these claims for more than a year.
The ICC has also issued an arrest warrant against the Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Russia, the person who deals with youth cases, Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova.
What you need to know, however, is that the International Criminal Court only has the power to act on the territories that are members of it… and Russia is not a member.
Moreover, Russia denies all ICC charges. It is therefore very (very) unlikely that she will handcuff Vladimir Putin and the commissioner to bring them to court in The Hague. It is therefore not known how the International Criminal Court intends to proceed further.
One thing is for sure: it sends a message to the whole world that this kind of crime should not be ignored!
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