How an Unstable Youth Can Impact the Home

Preserving the health and well-being of your child is your responsibility as a parent.
Teens go through emotional ups and downs all the time. Beginning as young as 12 years or lower, hormones can begin changing and life can seem overwhelming to them.

Without much life experience a young personal can feel misguided, alienated or rebellious. At this same period of time, teens may be naturally turning to friends instead of parents – seeking a sense of autonomy they may be unable to support. Although peer support can be helpful for some issues; should the child suffer from feelings of alienation for whatever reasons, increased problems and further feelings of failure may develop.

Although this is the very time that the child or young adult may need someone other than a friend to communicate their inner turmoil and sense of separation; this is the very time they often withdraw. As a parent, it is important to stay connected in order to timely recognize the changes or symptoms of depression or behavioral issues in your child. These problems may exhibit as depression; anxiety; bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; borderline personality disorder; attention-deficit disorder; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and many more disorders than can disrupt your child’s daily life.

Accompanying the above-mentioned mental disorders are often dissociative behaviors in the home. The happy son or daughter of yesterday may have become the sullen, angry child of today. Whether hiding in their room and refusing to share in family interactions or lashing out with anger at the members of the household; either behavior causes unrest and fear in the remaining family members. These disorders may even result in the child or teen becoming physically destructive to home and family, when before they were calm and cheerful. Although no two children are alike; patterns that indicate deeper emotional issues are clearly defined.

If you, as a parent, suspect that your child may be self-medicating in order to mask the pain associated with their troubles; the faster you notice and treat the symptoms, the lower the physical or emotional toll will be on the child.  Other signs may be bulimia or anorexia associated with an eating disorder, self-harm, including cutting, or excessive sleeping. Once any of these signs are exhibited, professional help may be in order.

Preserving the health and well-being of your child is your responsibility as a parent. When you find yourself unable to solve the problems related to your child’s personality disorders, locating professional help is not a sign of failure; it is a path to solving the problems. Locating a treatment program that provides a successful treatment plan executed by trained and licensed professionals, along with a strong academic program, can help ensure your teen’s return to emotional, physical and academic safety.

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