You look at your teen and wonder what happened to your sweet, happy kid? Your parent intuition is telling you something is not right. There have been too many changes, too fast. Adolescence is a stage of life that brings with it a lot of change, physically, socially, and emotionally. Whether your child is entering adolescence (ages 9-14), in the middle of adolescence (ages 15-17), or at the end of adolescence (ages 18-21), you will find that each stage brings its challenges.
Most parents brace themselves and suffer through it, as does their teen, but it does not have to be this way! In fact, not addressing the issues can lead to poor decision making, risky behaviors, and severed ties with their primary support system, their family! Although it feels like your teen is pushing you away, they are CRYING out for help.
Being a teenager today is really tough! Teens today are faced with constant pressure trying to keep up with friends, schoolwork and not to mention social media. When you add on the common hormones, and its no coincidence teens are feeling more anxious and depressed more than ever before. It’s enough to make anyone feel like skipping school to hide out instead of facing the day-to-day challenges.
As responsible adults, we know that ignoring the obvious is not going to make the problems disappear. Therapy can help! Therapy can help teens leave treatment feeling better about themselves, gain the ability to handle future stress, and experience healthier connections with others.
Your teen doesn’t have to keep suffering…
Counseling can help your teen stop hating themselves and start feeling better about life.