Reading time: 3 minutes
Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children
Do you have a grumpy teenager? We can’t expect our children to always be happy and we all have patches when we feel grumpy. But many parents feel their previously happy child seems continually grumpy since they've started puberty.
Many children experience periods of sadness in their childhood. But maybe your child seems to be moody all the time?
We can use lots of words to describe being moody. Your child might be grumpy, miserable, have a bad attitude, surly, always moaning, or never happy.
Deciding whether they are behaving disrespectfully, or if their behaviour results from feeling anxious, can help you decide how best to tackle it.