- Does your teen regularly isolate himself or herself?
- Have you noticed a significant and unexpected decrease in their grades?
- Is your teen skipping school or regularly missing curfew?
- Have you noticed a lot of secretive behavior or lying?
Teenage years and teenage problems can be rough for parents and teens alike. It can sometimes seem like teens are on an emotional rollercoaster — and the parents and other siblings can feel like they are along for the ride.
Some teenage behaviors like experimenting with appearance, mood swings and arguments with parents are normal and quite common, as teens explore issues of identity and independence. But sometimes their behaviors can become extreme and potentially dangerous to themselves and others. That’s when it’s time to intervene.
If you notice your teen acting out, engaging in risky behaviors or displaying symptoms of depression or anxiety, now is the time to seek treatment.
Our team of experienced therapists at Vista can help your teen work through their feelings, improve self-esteem and become more resilient.