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Unlocking Resilience: A Comprehensive Parenting Guide to Nurturing Teenage Mental Health

Teenage is a cautious stage for parents to take care of their mental stage….

Do you have a teenage son or daughter? Do you need help understanding them? Do you feel uncomfortable with their mental state? Because of their teen's different activities, parents face these common issues in their regular life.

Every teenage girl or boy expects to shower more love, give hands and support them in every stage of their life. On the opposite, parents are not ready to understand them and listen to their opinion. There is a long gap created between parents and teenage children.

How to solve and overcome these issues? How to understand your teenage children's mental health behavior? , and how to handle them with your intelligence? Let us see this topic in detail.

Nurturing Teenage Mental Health
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Signs your teens have mental health issues:

  • Feeling the loss of something in their life

  • Not bothering anyone in their life

  • Not ready to focus on their work and surrounding

  • Emotions are not in their control

  • Children battle with their sleep and fall into depression fast

  • Not showing interest in any work and activities

  • Reducing their connection with family, friends, and relations

  • Have contact with bad friends, and your child is ready to open with bad habits

  • Failures in their known subjects

  • Feeling less confidence and low self-esteem when more pressure arises from parents and schools

  • Teens are ready to harm and injure themselves

  • Feeling body pains and regular headache

  • Overthinking about their life and thoughts of suicide

Types of Teens' mental health disorders

Around 19.86 % of adults are suffering from mental health disorders. Here, we will share all the details of mental health disorders and their symptoms

Teens Anxiety Disorder

It is one of the most common disorders faced by teenagers in their today’s lifestyle. The number of teenagers is increasing year by year. Every human being faces anxiety at one point in their life. It is one of the emotions that shows fear, worry, sadness, phobia of something, a sudden threat to life, exams, etc.

What are the symptoms associated with anxiety?

  • More fear and overthinking of life

  • Lose of inner peace

  • Lack of sleep and more stress

  • Not an independent people and lose their self-control

  • Frequent stomach and headaches, back pain, feeling tired, and changes in the menstrual cycle

Teens Depression

Depression is one of the worst mental disorders among others, and it gives your life an end card. It kills your interest and makes you feel alone in this world. At once, you are in depression, and both your physical and mental health gets affected.

There are many reasons to fall into the trap of depression such as parental pressure, inferiority complex, academic pressures, abnormal weight, a poor background, etc… But teens can stay away from this depression by increasing their confidence and right advice from their parents.

What are the symptoms associated with depression?

  • Feeling lonely and sad for no reason

  • Shedding tears and crying for an hour without any reason

  • Every time they show anger toward their surroundings

  • Losing their long-term friendship and ending up in conflicts

  • Feeling that they are good-for-nothing to live in this world

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Worrying about their past mistakes and blaming themselves

Teens hyperactivity

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) is common among teens. Due to their behavior, and personality changes, it is easy to recognize in the early stages of teens. And children with ADHD disorder often forget to do their work, lack concentration, have more distractions, are not interested in staying idle, etc…

What are the symptoms associated with hyperactivity?

  • Non-stop talk with other people

  • The sudden interruption of other’s conversation without their permission

  • Trouble focussing on one work at a time

  • Start feeling boredom with doing one activity

  • Difficult to sit in one place for a long time

How should parents support their children?

Children’s teenage is an essential phase in their life. It is the deciding factor of the child’s future whether they travel in the right or wrong direction. As a parent, your responsibility is to support them and be a back pillar in every moment of their life.

Teenage children are sensitive and easy to react to any situation. When they come forward to share their worries, give some advice to solve their problem and do not punish them. So, teenage children should feel safe and comfortable when they share their problems with you.

Pay attention and listen to their talk, and don’t interrupt in between their conversation. This helps to understand their situation, nature, and behavior. Once, you turn yourself into a listening mode, children become your best friends.

Teenage children don’t come forward to share their mental issues. They feel shame about their mental state. So, parents start an initiative with gentle conversation. Then, slowly take your conversation to the next step with gentle questions, or play a game with your kids to come forward from their shyness.

Tips for teenage to improve mental health

  • The mind is closely related to your body. So, keep your body physically fit by doing exercise and following a healthy diet

  • Affirming yourself with positive statements increases your willpower and confidence.

  • Stay close to positive people. Their vibration and energy improve your mental health.

  • Doing regular meditation and yoga relaxes your mind.

  • Release your stress through lovely music and books.

  • Try creative activities such as drawing, painting, photography, designing, writing, etc…

  • Stay away from your phones and enjoy nature.

  • Help people in many ways such as by providing food and dresses, sharing your knowledge with NGO kids, Donating money for poor kids for their education, etc…

I hope your queries get solved through this article. So, follow these tips and stay patient to understand your teenage children. What are the views of this article? Let me know in our comments section.

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