In this post we will continue to discuss the top 10 challenges the youth of today faces. To recap our first two were: Single Parent Households and Substance Abuse our next two are:
In earlier generations, kids enjoyed being kids. But today, with the advent of satellite television and internet, kids are bombarded with unwanted information. They are exposed to some adult-related content too, which is not at all conducive for their delicate minds. The concept of childhood becomes problematic.
Violence In Schools
When we send our kids to school, we usually take a sigh of relief. Schools play a major role in teaching life skills to young minds and their endeavor must be recognized. It is reasonable to expect that these sacred places of learning would prove as safe havens for children. Increasing cases of crime in school makes us lose our sleep. No, these are no minor cases of bullying but serious full-fledged crimes like stabbings, fighting and suicides.
Teenagers face a variety of stresses. For some, it is trying to balance a part-time job with mountains of homework. Others may have to help out at home or deal with bullying or peer pressure. Whatever the cause, starting down the road to adulthood has its own special challenges.
Call your health care provider if your teen seems:
– Overwhelmed by stress
– Talks about self-harm
– Mentions thoughts of suicide
– Also call if you notice signs of bullying, depression or anxiety.
Balanced Healing can offer:
–Acudetox – for management of stress & anxiety, addiction, ADDHD
– Bach Flower Remedies – for emotional balancing
–Supplements for the management of stress and mild to moderate depression as well as assisting with the focus and clarity of mind especially for the wandering mind and high stress times around exams…