You knew that having a teen would come with challenges. Peer pressure, school performance, impulsivity and behavioral problems, the desire to experiment, and wacky hormones have tested most teens, ‘tweens, and their parents for as long as anyone can remember.
But, for you, it is more than just the “normal” issues. Your teen or ‘tween is struggling and won’t talk to you about it. You’ve tried everything you can think of but the more you lean in, the more they pull away. And today, they are going through stuff you never had to deal with when you were their age:
- Social media bullying
- Hopelessness about the future
- LBGTQ rights
- Internet and gaming addiction
- Eating disorders and body image
- Rising suicide rate
- School violence
As your teen or ‘tween is figuring out who they are and how to be in the world, sometimes they need someone outside of their parents that they can explore their feelings with, getting help to build their self esteem, confidence and resilience. This could be through individual counseling or it could mean you need family counseling to improve communication and decrease conflict. Our family therapists can help parents remain “in charge” while fostering independence and growth in their kids.
If you are ready to get help for your teen and your family, contact us today to schedule an appointment: http://couplesandfamilywellnesscenter.com/contact/