WHAT ARE THE SERIOUS CRISES IN THE TEENAGER YEARS?
Teenagers can experience crises. Adolescence is a
traumatic time. Parents may feel confused and frustrated in their interactions
with the teenager. The parents may disagree and argue about what should be
done, thus losing them credibility.
However, sometimes parents may feel the need to seek help from mental
health professionals. Schools may try to
help, but may blame the student, who will eventually drop out if they feel
school is boring, unsupervised or humiliating for them. Some children may only go to school to be
with friends who have access to drugs, cars, cigarettes and so on.
The possibility of drug or alcohol use may be
overlooked by doctors, counsellors or parents, as they are afraid or reluctant
to give their child a drugs screen. They may take the child’s word that they
are not using alcohol or drugs. Also, a teenager may admit to drinking, but not
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