Archives for April 2017

Keeping Our Minds Healthy As We Struggle To Parent Troubled Teens

Raising a teen is nearly a full time job in and of itself. While some parents of teens may joke about it, parents of troubled teens know that it’s true – and not all that funny. When you have a troubled teen you are spending probably twice the time monitoring and parenting them, and four Read more..

How Siblings Can Aid in Helping Your Troubled Teen Feel Understood

One of the hardest things to get through to your troubled teen is that you truly understand what he’s going through during this turbulent time of his life. During this time, teenagers often feel parents are the enemy. A lot of it has to do with normal adolescent development because they want to be independent Read more..

Riding The Roller Coaster Of Emotions As A Parent Of A Suicidal Teen

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..

How Teens Can Learn to Overcome Their Depression

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..

Resolving Issues With Your Depressive Teen When He Gives You The Silent Treatment

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 Resource For Self Destructive Teens

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..

Ways Teens Try To Mask Their Depression

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..