School is a common source of complaint for teens, after all, teens spend most f their time at school where they are daily pushed to work harder and to learn new and different things.

Some reasons teens may act out at school are:

  • Peer pressure to act a certain way
  • Personal issues with a teacher or another student
  • Problems at home
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Bad sleeping habits
  • Bullied
  • Feeling the need to please friends or other students
  • Feeling misunderstood
  • Lack of motivation
  • Misunderstanding authority figures

Common complaints schools will make about teens:

  • Sleeping during class periods or lectures
  • Teasing or bullying peers
  • Vandalizing school property
  • Arguing with a teacher or talking back
  • Getting into fights with other students
  • Refusing to do homework
  • Skipping classes

It can be very stressful to parents who have teenagers who are acting up at school or at home, but it is important to be patient with teenagers and children.  This is a time for you and your teen to have support, one of our psychologists can help your teen to feel understood and better communicate what is going on for them.