It can be hard to admit that your teen needs help. But there are certain problems that you may not be able to solve as a parent. Some issues require professional counseling and intervention.
Every parent has trouble getting their teen out of bed and off to school every now and then. However, if your teen is regularly asking to stay home and seems upset or worried about school, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. They might be worried about their school work, interacting with other kids, dealing with teachers, playing sports or being away from their family.
Each stage of parenting offers its own unique challenges for very different reasons. Newborns make for a complete shock to your way of life. Toddlers let you know very quickly that you're not in charge.
The key to building a postive relationship and sorting out any communication difficulties with your teenager is to keep the channels of communication open. We tend to consider the importance of big talks about significant topics with teens, but the ability to connect when it really matters is often based on the ability to connect when it doesn't. The way you relate to them in day-to-day life will make it easier - or harder - to sort out the key issues.
You probably expected to get some attitude once your kid hit the teen years. It's like your teen can skyrocket from calm to furious within the blink of an eye. If you're being honest with yourself, the perpetual outrage concerns you, and likely pisses you off, too.
Before you intervene, take time to prepare yourself for the important conversation ahead, and to lay the foundation for more positive outcomes. If you think the conversation will be uncomfortable for you, imagine how uncomfortable it will make your son or daughter. Be prepared for them to say things to shock you, deny even the most convincing evidence, accuse you of distrust, and worse.
Privacy As your child gets older, she needs more privacy and more personal and psychological space. This is because your child is dealing with big teenage challenges, like working out what kind of person he is. Part of becoming a grown-up is learning to handle these challenges with independence and responsibility.
Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drug among teenagers. Changes in laws regarding medicinal marijuana and recreational use causes many teens to doubt the dangers of marijuana use. A survey of 12th-grade students found that just over 22 percent of teens said they had smoked marijuana within the past month. Teens continue to report that marijuana is easily accessible and very affordable.
As the school year gets underway, parents who have just dropped their teenagers off on college campuses may be watching on apps like Life as their freshly minted freshmen try to figure out the best route from dorm to dining hall. Given that we can use tracking apps to surveil our ambulatory hearts, should we? Location tracking can, without question, damage the connection between parent and teenager.