Design for Life: Why is our teenage son always arguing with us?

This week, clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan advises a couple on how to talk to their hostile 16-year-old son

In order to understand your son, it is imperative that you understand the teenage brain. Picture: Getty

Dear Expert,

How can we turn our almost 16-year-old son around to take suggestions on board, rather than constantly interjecting and arguing with us? Right now, he views everything as criticism and is prone to rages. This is very unfair on his younger brother, who gets caught up in it. We would love to know how we can help him to understand that we are not picking on him – we just want to help ...