Adolescence is a time of rapid physical development, and social and emotional change. Some teens sail effortlessly through these years without encountering any major issues, for others however adolescence can be a much tougher time.
This is a time when teens prefer the company of their peers more than ever before or after, it also can become a time when a gulf grows between parents and children.
For parents this time of adolescence can be the most trying and challenging of times, and often they find themselves walking the fine line between helping and hindering. Listening and talking is the key to a healthy connection between you and teen.
However, maintaining a good connection with your teen can be especially challenging in today’s busy world where parents are dealing with many other pressures. If things are not going well and you are having problems you might want to consider seeking outside help.
Typical parent/teens concerns that our psychologists help with include:
- Anger Management
- School Performance, Learning Difficulties
- Destructive Behaviours – such as smoking, drinking using drugs
- Parent/Teen conflict
Whatever your situation, our psychologists can help both parents and teens understand the needs and feelings and behaviours of teenagers.
If you have a particular issue you’d like to discuss, or would like help with, then do let us know. Here are some helpful suggestions if/when (and you should) you go to a counsellor