The June Bank Holiday brings with it not only the glorious sunshine but also the inevitable stress of your teenagers gearing up for their exams,
As parents/guardians, you might sometimes wonder if your child would benefit from our teens counselling. That’s completely normal, as you want the best for your child.
You may have noticed some behavioural changes and are now wondering if there is something that can be done to help your child with some difficulties they are facing.
First of all, all teenagers have emotional ups and downs as they grow from childhood into adulthood. This is partly hormonal and partly trying to figure out their place in society. Some moodiness, social difficulties, and dips in academic performance are all normal bumps on the road to adulthood.
Normal developmental challenges will sometimes pose difficulties for your child and will require him/her to learn new skills and new perspectives.
Most of the challenges can be overcome by being supportive, listening to your teen and ensuring they know that you accept them as they are. Often parents want to “fix” whatever the problem may be, and that’s understandable. However, phrases such as “I know things can be tough, I’m here if you need me” or “I see this is really tough for you”, validate how your child feels and will make them feel heard.
However, there are times when professional help is needed. Contact us and we can have a chat to see if we can be of help.
Below is a list of signs you may want to look out for.