During the teenage years, the pressure to conform with their peers can be incredibly strong.
Parents are understandably distressed by their teen’s emotional pain and decreased interest in their activities.
Social Media, advertising and television are all telling kids how they are supposed to look and feel, and what is important in life. Their natural expression, talents, achievement and character are often made to look inadequate next to the products and trends being sold. Kids who feel different may spiral down into self-judgement, and loathing.
Depression has become the result of changes in our society where a teen’s needs for companionship, healthy goals, responsibility, connection to others and life-meaning are not being met. Teens need to learn that their value is not dependent upon material possessions and how they compare to others.
I help teens develop a sense of peace and contentment through learning to accept themselves, and discover effective ways to respond to challenges they encounter.
Taking the Trouble out of the Teen Years
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