If you have a teenager, then you know they can go through emotional ups and downs. Their hormones are fluctuating, as well as their friendships. Hormones affect the brain, the body and emotions. Teens are trying to cope with extra-curricular activities, academic responsibilities and for many, job duties. Teens are stressed out!
The teenage years – everyone goes through them. For many teens, it’s a time of transformation, personal growth, and self-discovery. The years between the ages of 12 and 24 allow your teen the time needed to learn not only who they are as an individual, but who they are inspired to be as an adult.
Children are very impressionable. Every experience is absorbed and used to create their identity. Therefore if a child goes through any sort of trauma or hardship, if not cared for properly, it can effect their future development.
There doesn't always need to be something wrong in order for a child to see a therapist. Therapy helps children deal with emotional and behavioral issues.
Depression is something that affects many adolescents. Antidepressant medication has various side effects which causes teens to shy away from taking them.
When parents have a teenager in the house they begin to worry about the use of alcohol and drugs. A drug that more and more teens are using is marijuana. When kids get to this age, most parents want to know what are the signs that their kids may be using marijuana. It can be hard to figure out if your teen is using but the following may be some sign of it:
Underage drinking is becoming a bigger problem in the United States, more and more each day. According to a study, 13% of boys and 8% of girls have their first drink by the age of 13. Teenagers may turn to alcohol for various reasons such as: boredom, coping mechanism for stress and depression. One thing parents can do to help prevent underage drinking is to keep an eye out for the triggers. Some of the triggers may be:
When life becomes stressful a lot of people turn to yoga or meditation. Both yoga and meditation are great for relieving stress. However some people find them intimidating, especially if they have never tried it before. Andy Puddicombe, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has five tips to make them a little less intimidating so that you can free your stress.
The teenage years are not easy for anyone. These years are tough due to the amount of new things that teenagers are exposed to. This is a time when most people become exposed to various drugs and alcohol as well. This is also a time when some people start to experiment with different substances.
Teens can be very resistant to the idea of therapy. There’s a solid and mutually respectful therapeutic relationship that builds. This helps recovery begin.