Belonging. It’s a powerful antidote for feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and sadness. Your teen already knows how to create belonging to combat feelings of depression-find out more!
Easy? No. But doable. A thoughtful conversation about the use of social media by adolescents, if it is linked to depression, and how to parent it with awareness and connection.
Almost always, everything IS fine. But just in case, here’s five tips to guide you through parenting a teenager who is always in their room.
Parenting is really hard work, and big time taps into how WE were parented. Adding a huge dose of compassion allows us to make mistakes and forgive ourselves.
Self injury or self harm takes on many forms, and is a common form of emotional expression among adolescents. You can tell when teens self injure for self expression and when it is a suicide attempt.
Parents know when their teen is feeling down. We feel the depression as if it was our own; it’s the first feeling that comes to the surface when the alarm rings and it’s the last thing we’re ruminating about when falling sleep. This is not about parental ignorance, because as far as I see, there’s no such thing.
Let’s walk together. In our families, friend groups, work groups, and school groups. Let’s not do this alone. Let’s encourage and companion each other and use our arms and our voices and our hearts to talk, think, and act on reducing the stigma of suicide. Here’s how.
Take heart. You can try something new when you need to communicate with your teenager, and it could make you feel closer and understood.
Parents need support, encouragement, and transparency when it comes to facing this difficult topic.
Household aggression. It’s a really, really difficult topic to discuss, and profoundly difficult to experience.
Going back to school is hard. Whether it’s middle or high school, new school or returning on campus, most students agree they approach the Fall semester with a big mix of emotions, expectations, and uncertainty. Now is a good time for parents to increase their awareness – often times if a teen is irritable, snappy, evasive, or is avoiding talking about or preparing for school, they may be worried about performance, peer inclusion, or mental or physical health concerns like anxiety, feelings of depression, or diet and sleep disruption.
Creating limits for your teenager with respect and lots of natural emotions.
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