There are so many demands on adolescent kids these days that for some can be quite overwhelming. The pressures from school to perform, parents to behave in a certain way and extracurricular activities such as sport can place a major strain on their emotional wellbeing. Add to this with the challenges of fitting in, being heard, social media and hormones, it can be tough being a teenager.
Social demands and working out were your place is in the world leads teenagers down a slippery slope. Often, now more than ever, we see adolescent kids face anxious emotions and depressive moods. It’s never been harder being an adolescent much the same as it’s never been a tougher time supporting an adolescent child for parents.
How can I support my adolescent child when I’ve tried everything? Why does my adolescent child isolate themselves? What can I do as a parent to help my kids when they won’t tell me what they want or what’s going on with them?
These are all questions parents all over are asking. As a parent we want what’s best for our kids and it can be so tempting to save them from their mistakes. This only makes your adolescent child become more isolated and speak less about their challenges. Adolescent kids don’t want to be saved. They want to feel respected and treated as an adult. They want to be able to make their own decisions.
Having a counsellor for your adolescent child ensures they have somewhere to go when they feel like they can’t go to you as their parent and caregiver. Youth counsellors listen, talk things through and provide perspective to fill the gaps. They help the youth create healthy and respectful relationships with others and, more importantly, themselves.
This program is a one on one counselling program designed to assist with promoting resilience, youth anxiety and create healthy relationships. All conversations are private and confidential and follow the Australian legal and ethical codes of practice for therapists.
Contact me today for a FREE confidential chat to learn how this program can impactthe life of your adolescent child.