Teaching teens how to be behave assertively isn't something many parents think about. However, there are a lot of benefits to learning how to speak up in a respectful manner. Teens who can behave assertively can resist peer pressure, gain confidence and seek help from their teachers, to name a few.
Depression isn't the only mental health issue parents should be watching out for. There are several other mental health problems that commonly impact teens. Learn what symptoms and warning signs you should be on the lookout for.
Although most parents would hesitate to seek treatment if their child had a physical health problem, there's a stigma that often comes attached to mental health issues that make some parents less apt to seek treatment for mental illness. Find out when you should consider mental health treatment for your teen.