To say growing up is confusing is an understatement. Every step of the way involves a completely new and overwhelming phase of unknown emotions, experiences and challenges. For the first time in life, your child has to balance a social life with academics, sports, clubs, and/or other extracurricular activities. All of this takes place simultaneously while your child is forced to confront his or her changing hormones in the midst of puberty. Your child is experiencing physical transformation at a time in which he or her is in the most sensitive emotional state of life thus far. And through it all, it’s only natural that your child grows distant. Because this is the first time in your child’s life in which he or she does not have to depend on you. And you owe your kid that independence.
But along that same token, you also have every right to be concerned over your child’s wellbeing. Most importantly, you should never forget that this difficult phase of life does not have to be at the expense of your relationship with your kid. With our child therapy Westchester NY services, you can work through the tough times together and come out stronger than ever. The first step is addressing the problems. If you’ve noticed any of the following symptoms, it could be time to give the Counseling Center a call.