When you have a suicidal teen, it is difficult to focus on anything else. your thoughts are constantly drawn to their well-being. The level of stress introduced to your life is impossible to describe. Many parents report inability to eat, sleep, and even function in their jobs or daily activities when they are facing the Read more..
Teens struggle with a myriad of feelings, and parents might not know how to tell the difference between the blues and teen depression. However, situational depression, precipitated by a specific event, is temporary, while long-term depression is more serious and happens for numerous reasons. In addition to overall sadness, withdrawal and feelings of despair, clinical Read more..
Teen depression is serious. Approximately 20 percent of teens experience depression before they hit adulthood, and as many as 15 percent of teenagers can experience symptoms sometime during adolescence. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents. These statistics are the reasons parents must pay attention to the silent treatment, and try to Read more..
Parenting an adolescent often feels like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. Since they’re going through physical and emotional changes, they’re more prone to emotional outbursts, aggression, impulsivity and risk taking. They experience and respond to life way more intensely than adults and this can lead to self-destructive behaviors. Self-Destructive Behavior Teens who lack positive Read more..
Teen depression is one of the serious illnesses of our time. About 20% of teenagers experience depression before adulthood with 10-15% of teens experiencing symptoms of depression at any given time. Given its prevalence, it’s somewhat surprising that most parents remain ignorant and oblivious to teen depression and wouldn’t recognize the symptoms in their teens. Read more..
In this modern era, parents find it difficult to get their children away from technology and involved in different activities. Children who always have their eyes fixed on a smartphone or computer screen also tend to ignore their parents, which causes communication problems. Parents commonly respond by yelling or punish their child for not paying Read more..
Your teen often mirrors the behavior you went through when they were a toddler; however, you will notice a different response from your teen. The eye rolls your teen uses compare to the defiant “No!” they used as a toddler. However, the stakes are higher for teens. Even so, with help, you can find ways Read more..
Your teen enjoys extracurricular activities and spending time with friends, but he struggles with his classwork. You know he’s not putting the necessary effort into studying, so his grades are suffering. However, you can develop a strategic plan of attack that will help him get the most out of his high school education. Ways to Read more..
Teenagers face a multitude of hormonal changes, emotional difficulties, and growth from 12-18. Sometimes they don’t know what to do with these struggles and turn to troubling behavior. Managing their emotions with drugs, alcohol, and promiscuous behavior is common in the teen years. If left unaddressed, it can carry over into adulthood and have lasting Read more..
The decision to place your troubled teenager in a therapeutic boarding school is not a single snap decision. It’s been years in the making. From the first time you laid down the law of a new rule and consequence, to realizing the issues might be serious, to finally acknowledging that you’ve done all you can Read more..