You’re not sure what might be going on with your teen, but your gut tells you something is wrong.
At first you weren’t so sure. But now you’re becoming more and more unsettled, thinking maybe there’s more going on than you first realized. You’re getting increasingly worried and you can’t ignore this unsettled feeling any longer.
She seems sad, or withdraws, or is in her room a lot. You used to know what was going on with her, you used to be able to connect and communicate, but now whatever it is…it’s a mystery. She seems sad. Fewer things make her excited. You suspect she doesn’t feel very good about herself.
He’s brooding. He comes home and walks straight upstairs and shuts the door. Seems preoccupied, upset. Withdrawn. Or prickly. You suspect there may be something going on with friends.
Teens these days have so much going on…and they might never share a word of it with you. You know that it’s really hard to navigate life at that age and you’d like to help, but your teen won’t let you. You’re scared and wondering how you’re supposed to help, when they won’t talk about it.