Tips for Parenting Teenagers
Teenagers live in a very challenging world, with many pressures - both externally and internally.
Teenage issues are made significantly worse with the high probability of:
Black and White Thinking (Very common in teenagers)
Peer Pressure (Their no. 1 need is often to fit in with peers, adding significant pressure)
Expectations of success from self and family
In some instances, teenagers need counselling for serious issues such as:
Low Self Esteem
Alcohol (binge drinking)
Abuse from parents
Relationship breaks ups
When I work with teenagers, I do a full assessment to determine how the teenager is going in these critical areas:
Physical fitness / Brain fitness,
and Lifestyle (do they like what they do?).
Working with teenagers is extremely rewarding. I find that teenagers in counselling learn new strategies fast, therefore they change fast. My work is assessment, normalizing thoughts, confronting some behaviours, and supporting them with simple, but effective, therapeutic techniques.
For more information on Parenting Teenagers, please view my youtube video below: