No parent likes to acknowledge that their teen has an addiction problem. The teenage years are years where experimentation occurs and teens many times try alcohol and drugs just to “fit into the crowd”. Most teens outgrow this phase, but some become addicted to substances rather quickly and develop a serious addiction. It can be difficult for parents to judge whether an addiction is present at first as all teens are moody and unpredictable as are addicts. The main factors to watch for, however, are:
Whether it’s hunger pangs at 3 am or stuck in traffic on the way home, teens will have to cook a meal for themselves on various occasions. They could take 2 slices of bread with peanut butter, but it won’t keep their bellies full for long and isn’t that tasty. Instead of ordering food, they can prepare these fuss-free and delicious recipes in no time.
Raising a teen is no picnic, even if you have the most well-behaved, sensible kids in the neighborhood (or even the galaxy). With the potential war you’re waging against acne and silent treatment, not to mention the style crises teens go through (many of us have had the “I’m too metal for this world” phase), thinking about their ever-growing independence can be difficult.
Although every teen is unique, we have to acknowledge that adolescence is a challenging period. Many teens are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety! As parents, we have to do everything in our power to Boost Self Esteem in Teenagers!
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