There are many reasons why teenagers become troubled. Some have anxiety problems that will lead them to harm themselves or turn to alcohol; others will have mental illnesses that affect their everyday life. Finding the right help for your teen is important but you need to know the signs to look out for. Here are common signs that you need to look into treatment centers for teenagers.
An Event Happened at School or Home
Events that happen have a direct affect on the emotions of a child. One small event that you have coped with could lead your teenager to suffer from depression. Think about an event that has happened in your child’s life, whether it is bullying at school, a death in the family or your child is struggling with homework. This could lead to further issues, including behavioral problems and substance abuse.
Over time, your child will start to ignore important responsibilities. It will often start with something small and you may not notice is as much, such as forgetting to put the bins out for collection or not putting the laundry on when asked. However, these small things will grow until your child neglects all responsibilities. This could be to drink with friends, because he has had too much to drink or because your teen has started to hide away in his room.
Poor Performance in School
Behavioral problems will not just affect the home life; the school life is affected. Many teenagers stop caring about their grades and will stop doing their homework. At first it is unlikely that you will notice since the school will attempt to deal with it themselves but over time they will have to call you and you will notice when you receive your child’s report card.
Suffer from Blackouts
If your child suffers from substance or alcohol abuse, blackouts are common. They will forget about important parts of their day — and even something that they did around the home. Dizziness is another common issue with those suffering with substance abuse.
It is important to look out for the signs to know when your child needs help. The sooner you can help your child, the easier it will be to reach the root of the problem. Parent Resources can help you understand more about the signs and will also help with finding the right method of treatment. Call now for your free consultation.