Teens face a wide variety psychosocial challenges during the extremely formative adolescent years. (Image: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Boston Children’s Hospital) Being a teen is hard enough, but with the current adolescent mental health crisis, parents should know about the psychosocial challenges — from stress to suicidal thoughts —
If your tween or teen is experiencing irregular periods, they aren’t alone. In the first two years after getting a period, you should expect fluctuation in cycle length and the number of days their period lasts. However, there are period symptoms that go beyond what makes a “normal” irregular period.