Limit Setting on the Younger Adolescent
The acting-out, impulsive, defiant, younger adolescent girl who resists psychotherapy to the limit and questions its value, is the girl who makes the psychotherapist feel that he or she has a tiger by the tail. By their behavior, some of these adolescents are clearly asking for someone—their parents, their psychotherapist, or some adult in authority—to set some limits on their acting out or parameters within which they must confine their behavior. Frequently, their acting out is so provocative and so inviting of intervention that they obviously do not wish to behave as they do.
KeywordsLimit Setting Adolescent Girl Younger Adolescent Foster Mother Young Adolescent Girl
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