P U R P O S E F U L P A R E N T I N G

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I d e n t i f y i n g S y m p t o m s

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Difficulty Trusting Others/ Resentment

  • Lack of Assertiveness

  • Aggression /Difficulty Controlling Anger

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Isolation

  • Cutting/Embedding

  • Depression

  • Rejection

If your child or teen is experiencing any of these behaviors, please contact a mental health professional. For more information, please ask your school counselor if you are in need of recommended specialist in your area.

B u l l y i n g:

T h e S e c r e t O f f e n d e r

The current generation of children, tweens and teens are facing many difficulties, both in school and at home. These range from gender identity to the increase of teen suicide. One concern, which has revealed itself numerous times in session with young teens, is the effects of bullying, both from peers and parents. The goal of this topic is to help inform parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers of the harmful outcomes of bullying. Bullying comes in various forms. With the increase of social media, cyberbullying has taken an even greater presence on the mental health platform. Listed below is a number of behavioral responses many may be experiencing who have been a victim to any level of bullying.

 
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C l e a r T h i n k i n g

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Distorted Thoughts

Remember to challenge every thought and test your intentions. Know that you have the ability to change your thoughts in order to change your behaviors.

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Distorted Emotions

Emotions do not control you, you control your emotions.

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Clear Perspective