How Parents Can Help Their Children Deal With Today’s Mental Health Issues


| 10/12/2020 11:14:00 AM


Do you worry about how your son or daughter can handle today’s mental health issues such as bullying, peer pressure, depression, and addiction?

Here are six suggestions a parent should follow in helping their children overcome the pressures of being a teenager in today’s stressful environment.

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1. Talk To Your Teenager On A Regular Basis: One of the most important things a parent can do is to talk to their children about the current issues that they may be dealing with. Do not bombard your son or daughter with endless questions and do not get argumentative. Establish some kind of dialogue between you and your children so they will be willing to talk with you.

2. Education Is Key: Both parents should be familiar on the issues of bullying, suicide, addiction, and other mental health issues. Every teenager should be aware of the resources that are out there to help them and they should be aware of where to go for help.



3. Watch Out For Any Red Flags And Do Not Assume Anything: If you notice any changes in your teenager’s moods or behavior, do something about it by discussing these changes with your son or daughter. If things get serious, then talk to a counselor for some advice. Do not assume that your teenager is going through some kind of phase or they will snap out of it.

RayB
11/14/2019 7:14:24 AM

Bullying, peer pressure, depression, and addiction? For some, take the phone and social media away.




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