Keeping a watchful eye on your teen’s mental health is just as important as monitoring his or her physical health. Mental health issues often emerge during various tumultuous growth and change that accompany adolescence. During these years of transitioning, teens can easily get overwhelmed with all the pressures and issues they encounter. These factors often contribute to mental health disorders which can be life-threatening.
It may sound ironic but the more they are connected online, the more ‘disconnected’ they may feel offline.
While social media can be used to foster ‘connections’ and discover social communities, what people often fail to notice is that they tend to get wrapped into this culture of comparison which can lead to mental health issues in the long run.
As we all know, adolescence is the age of change. It is the time when kids can develop habits that can affect their adult lives.
Adolescence, therefore, is not an easy time for both kids and parents.
It is quite normal for all of us to want to adapt or fit in with our circle of friends or with the ones we look up to. Wanting to be more alike with our friends is just natural. However, if it raises some concerns, especially with your child, know that there are ways you can be of help.
As parents, one of the best things to do for your children is to encourage them to get
out, be lively and go anywhere far from social media.
Today, everyone seems to be spending more time in scrolling, liking and reacting to
social media posts than experiencing everything in real life.