Bullying can affect your child at any age, it just comes in different forms. From playground rough housing to relationship abuse, bullying and peer pressure can take on many faces. It is impossible for you, as parents, to protect your child from every bit of harm that comes their way. It is hard to realize this and even harder to see the pain your child is going through. If you feel you want to talk about it then give us a call. We are here to listen.
Here is a link that will give you information on how you can help your child cope with the stresses of bullying and peer pressure.
www.antibullying.net/parentsfamilies.htm (UK Site)
There is so much pressure put on children to do well in school, so much that sometimes the stress gets the bet of them, especially when they have so many other things to deal with as well. Unfortunately, there is no way we can take away all that stress completely but there are ways to help them feel better. TELL is here to support you when it feels like all your energy is spent supporting your family.
If you are not in the mood to talk and you just want some tips, you can click the link below for information on how you can help your child deal with school and exam pressures.
Your child’s temperament has changed drastically. The child you see now is but a shadow of the one you knew and it is affecting you deeply. Depression is a serious matter and can occur at any age. At times, things can feel hopeless in these situations, but it is important to remember that they aren't. We want you to know that if you need to talk, we are here to listen because your child’s depression hurts you too.
Here are some additional links for parents with information regarding child and teen depression.
Whatever the symptoms, you know something is going on with your child and that it may be a problem with their body image. If you are concerned about your child’s health, please take a look at the website’s below. And if your child’s eating problems are getting the best of you, please give us a call. Tell us about it, we are here to listen.
www.something-fishy.org/ (AU Site)
One day you started to notice changes on your kid's behavior. It could be a suddenly lost of interest in friends or now (s)he prefers to be alone instead of being with friends or family. Maybe the opposite is happening and (s)he shows up with friends that you have never met before; should you be concerned about it? Remember that this time of life is very challenging not only for teens but also for people supporting them. They are going thru issues about identity, sex, school and career, drugs and friends.
We listed some websites that can give you some guidance on how to help yourself cope with all these changes and how to get help if needed.
A Factor of Success As Adults: Self-Control (Wall Street Journal)
Decline Found in Freshmen's Mental Health (Wall Street Journal)
Video Gamers' Prolonged Play Raises Risk of Depression, Anxiety (Bloomberg)
The Cons (and Some Pros!) of the Tiger Mother Approach (Child Mind Institute)
Has Your Child Been Accepted to Suicide University? (Child Mind Institute)
Grown-Up Problems Start at Bedtime (Wall Street Journal)
Are Chronically Irritable Children Bipolar? (Child Mind Institute)