You've lived through 2 a. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry? When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families. Despite some adults' negative perceptions about teens, they are often energetic, thoughtful, and idealistic, with a deep interest in what's fair and right.
And why they need to want to get better to actually get better
1. Start With Understanding, Even When You Don’t Understand
The three victims were left shaken at Stretford Metrolink stop when they were approached by the teens. Teenage robbers threatened a group of tram passengers in a bid to steal their bags and a puppy at Stretford Metrolink stop. The victims - a man and two women - were standing at the stop when they were approached by three teenage boys. A spokesman for GMP said: "Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Stretford.
Do not judge your teenager
It can be hard to get kids to agree to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist. In fact this is a common stumbling block for many parents of teenagers struggling with anything from anxiety to ADHD , depression , or an eating disorder. Adolescents need to want to get better, and be willing to work with someone to make that happen. For treatment to work kids need to buy into it, at least a little.
As a therapist and the mother of three teenagers myself, I know firsthand that the more you push your kids, the more they get defensive and dig in their heels. They become reactive in the form of explosiveness or shutting down and ignoring you. Clamming up or exploding are both ways your teenagers attempt to manage their stress and defend themselves. In fact, these may be the only ways your teen knows how to communicate when things get intense—which of course only causes more conflict.