There’s no doubt about it, growing up is tough these days. With so much stress, pressure and complexities to their lives, young people are finding it really difficult to manage everyday life.
And as a parent it’s difficult to keep up with everything, you do your best to understand, talk to them or be involved in their lives, but somehow they seem to be struggling, lacking confidence and emotionally drained or so uptight it’s like walking on eggshells?
You feel they’re not being open with you and the more you try and talk to them, the worst it seems to get and still you’re trying to figure out what to do for the best.
You’re not alone and many parents around the country feel like this too, helpless to know how to support their child or teenager to navigate the obstacles and emotional roller coaster of growing up.