Any parent of a teenager knows that there are a lot of emotional ups and downs. With the pressures of school, social lives, and the general confusion that comes with growing up, it’s no wonder they can get a little overwhelmed.
Signs Your Teen May Need Talk Therapy
Their behavior at school or home has changed dramatically.
Their school performance changed.
They under more stress than usual.
They are getting lower grades than normal.
They moody at home.
They are getting in trouble at school or in the community.
You find them avoiding school or community activities.
Your teen no longer hanging out with friends or have changed friend groups completely.
Avoidance of all social functions recently.
Anger towards their friends?
Lack of friends.
Angry & irritable
Your teen is more irritable and quicker to anger than they used to be.
Anger or irritability is starting to affect their life.
The anger is preventing them from functioning.
Worrying stops them from doing things.
Worrying about school and grades is so overwhelming that they are in tears.
Worry affects their sleep or mood?
Dramatic changes in sleep habits
They sleeping much more or much less.
Choosing to sleep in the middle of the day or always needs a nap.
Sleeping instead of doing something they once found fun.
Excessive risk taking.