Common Worries Teens Have and How Parents Can Address Them

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Common Worries Teens Have and How Parents Can Address Them

The teenage years can be a difficult time for adolescents and their parents.  When you understand teen issues, you can help your son or daughter. The main issues teens tend to worry about include school, body image, stress, depression, and their families.  As teen worries do not simply disappear, parents need to take an active approach.

Communicating With Your Teen

First, strive for open communication with your teen.  Let him know he can always come to you if he has a question or a problem.  If you sense something is wrong, but he does not approach you, do not hesitate to bring up the subject.  Do not be judgmental.  The goal is communication, not confrontation.

Praise the Positive

Second, use praise frequently but wisely.  Your teen needs to know his accomplishments are appreciated, but he also needs to know that he is appreciated.  Take every opportunity to let him know…

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