Children, Parents and Teenagers

Children, Parents and Teenagers 

Sometimes children need a bit of extra help and guidance that the parents eventually realise they don’t know how to provide. Sometimes, this means working with both the child and the parent but often it is only the parent that needs some advice and new understanding to then help the child get to a better place.

Often parents need help and guidance because they have taken on the most difficult job in the world – which comes with no training, no pay and awful hours – with the expectation that it was going to be wonderful all the time. We used to have elders in the tribe and wisdom that passed on through the generations. That has mostly gone and parents can often find themselves struggling, feeling isolated and not knowing what to do for the best. Having a better understanding of child psychology at different stages of their development – explained in simple terms – is crucial for parents to help themselves avoid very common mistakes that have knock-on effects for everyone. Please get in touch if you are in parent struggling to deal with your child’s emotions or behaviour.

Being a teenager, for the vast majority of us, is the most difficult, confusing and insecure period of our life. You are no longer a child but not yet an adult. There is pressure to succeed to make the right decisions for your future, whilst having to deal with daily issues of fitting in. There are many reasons why mental health issues are on the increase in teenagers, but you don’t have to be another statistic. With the right help and guidance, you can navigate your way through the challenges ahead. Please reach out and talk to a mental health professional – you don’t have to work this out alone.