When you have a teenager, dealing with moodiness is pretty normal. This has been true since the beginning of time. But how do you know if it’s teenage depression?
Big Emotions: Anger/Sadness/Fear
Hopefully you are your child’s biggest champion. Even if you are the advocate for your kid with the most at stake, sometimes it’s not enough. There are times when you’ll need to seek support from therapists or other mental health professionals
Creating an open and accepting conversation about this topic is equally as important as talking to them about sex or drugs.
Most families will be coping with grief and loss during the holidays at some point. It’s the cycle of life. Is your family mourning loved ones? Is your family adapting to a change in its holiday routine? The best way through it may be by making new holiday traditions. Embracing loss rather than ignoring it is key.
If you’re a parent having trouble relating to teenage depression, remember this: it’s about emotions, not logic.
Bickering kids present you as a parent with an opportunity to teach lessons of communication that will stay with them their whole lives.
So you’re thinking maybe Simone Biles set a bad example for your kid by pulling out of the Olympics?
That’s the topic in this Tips on Teens video, and (spoiler alert) we think Simone Biles is setting a great example for kids!
Does responding to your teen’s extreme moods feel different than when they were a little kid having big emotions? How should your approach as a parent change? That’s the topic on this week’s Tips on Teens:
In this video we explore what’s underneath the “suit of armor,” and how to channel those feelings in a healthy and productive way.
https://youtu.be/NbVFAL4yP6I Night Terrors are different than Nightmares. This week’s Tips On Teens question is from a parent looking for a better way to handle their kid’s frequent night terrors: “My daughter has been having night terrors lately. She never remembers them, but they freak me out. How do I help her stop having these episodes? Are …