How to Help a Teenaged Kid With Problem

Dr. Purushothaman
November 28, 2013

Kids are vulnerable to stress and tension. They can easily sense if something is not right around them. But due to the inability to express this feeling, children cannot explain even if it is bothering them. Teen-aged kids face many things, in school, in house, in society and among friends. Teenage is the most vulnerable age, when they can easily get influenced by wrong things only because their parents are unable to make them understand the consequences. This is the reason most of the teenagers seek teen counseling Austin session.

It is the duty of the parent to understand the kid’s mentality and the reason behind the sudden change in their behavior instead of blaming it upon them and their friends. You do not know what kind of environment your kid is getting exposed to in classroom, in school or on streets. He may be getting bullied by another kid in school, or being socially targeted for being less fashionable by a cheerleader, or maybe facing sexual exploitation by someone you know very well.

We must understand that teenage is the most confused period of life; a teenager has to cope with many things at once. Getting good grades in school for the future ahead, wants to be popular among classmates and school mates, wants to fulfill your expectations and wants to live up his dreams too. Being surrounded by so many issues and then coping with the changes in the body, it is too much for him to understand. Brene brown in Austin is a trained therapist who provides counseling session for teenagers and their parents so that both of them can understand each other.

With help of these counseling session parents can understand the problems of their teen-aged kid and help them out properly without causing any burden. You can help them by:

1. Talking to them patiently about their sudden change in behavior. If they are not feeling comfortable in sharing it to you or are getting angry about you interfering in their life, then don’t pressurize them. Change the topic of conversation or indirectly ask them about it later on. Your interaction should be casual instead of formal or authoritative. Converse to them as a friend.
2. Do not stalk them everywhere or put restrictions. This can really hurt their feelings, so try to give them their space and trust them.

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