Childhood trauma is the major problem faced by many kids and teenagers. Most of the cases are not treated well and it results in wrong direction for the life of adolescents. There are many things to be considered by parents to help their children in leading healthy lives. Teenagers who have experienced physical, sexual or verbal abuse in their lives usually get traumatic after repetitive occurrence of such things or activities. Teens having experience of childhood trauma can have behavioral problems in school or home. It is important for teens to get assistance from their parents regarding different views and systems. They require time from their parents and inability might lead to bad consequences.
Parents can’t recognize the difficulty of their teenagers at home or school, till they are fully involved in the activity of their children and know the traumatic events occurring in the life of their children. Adolescent trauma can’t be easily recognized in teens and the fears in the minds of teenagers are hidden because they don’t feel great in sharing their issues with others. The situations of trauma caused due to abuse can leave intensified feelings in the minds of children with guilt and shameful feeling.
Parents can help their teenagers to deal with trauma in their life in the following ways:
- Proper routine in life
Teens require safety in their mind and reduction of fear or anxiety. It is important to give proper time to your children and set up a busy routine in their life.
- Avoid harsh punishment
Mood swings are always seen in teen lives. Punishments are necessary to feel anything wrong done by your child, but too much aggressiveness or harshness can cause issues in their mind. Your attitude towards any mistake of your child is important in determining their nature.
- Understand well and be patient
You need to be patient in reacting to anything done by your child. Listen to them and react appropriately.
- Prepare your child
Your child should be prepared for unforeseen events and handling them appropriately.