As a parent, it can be hard to know whether your teen is going through the typical ups and downs of adolescence, or if there’s something more concerning going on. If they’re not being very open with you or insist on having their privacy, you can reach out to other adults and people they trust in their lives.
Often times, teens will open up to someone with less authority in their lives like an aunt or uncle or family friend who is less likely to overreact. Teachers and school staff will often notice when a student’s behavior changes too, so reaching out to them can help fill in the picture of what’s going on in your teen’s life.
Parenting can be overwhelming sometimes, and it’s okay to feel that. If you need extra support, consider calling Crisis Connections’ adult support line, the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1.866.4CRISISVisit Crisis Connections
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