7000 Piper Glen Drive - Suite C - Springfield, Illinois 62707 - (217) 483-7104
 Teen Challenges 

Being a teen isn't easy. It's a time when you can feel very confused with all of the expectations and pressure coming at you from every direction. You have pressure from home, pressure from school, and pressure from friends. It's a time of great change. You're changing physically, mentally, and emotionally, while trying to figure out who you are and where you fit in.

Maybe it seems like your parents just don't understand what you are going through, and you feel like you are constantly being nagged at. It seems like it is getting harder and harder to communicate with them.

In times like these, it can be helpful to talk to therapist either by yourself or with your family.

To the parent...

Being a parent isn't easy. It's probably the most difficult job in the world, especially when you're the parent of a teen. They are changing so fast. They are becoming more independent and it may seem that their friends are more important to them than you are. They don't include you in their lives the way they used to. It seems like it is getting harder and harder to communicate with them.

You want to be there for them when they need advice, but they have stopped asking and they've pushed you away.

Meeting with a therapist as a family can help open the lines of communication and increase understanding.
7000 Piper Glen Drive - Suite C - Springfield, Illinois 62707 - (217) 483-7104