The demand for teen counseling Orlando is on the rise. The question is how many teens are really receiving the support they need? Parents are so involved in their kids lives today. We have even coined this generation of parenting Helicopter Parenting.
This seems confusing to some since we are a hovering system of parents unable to allow our kids on a good day to go to the bathroom without standing right next to them and literally wiping them. I see teens and children ordering their parents around and telling them what to do, what to say, when to talk and how to act. The saddest part about this is that the parents are afraid of their children and teens. They are actually allowing them to call all of the shots. This is creating a culture of stress placed on our teens today that is to demanding and a heavy load to carry.
What we are seeing today are teens that are running the households, worried about the bills, care taking parents emotions, in the middle of the marriage. Is this their job? Why are the parents running around hovering over them and not letting them breathe yet they have no ability to caretaker their own needs. The lines are blurred. We have 8th graders taking 11th grade classes. The parents running around showing off their kids test scores to each other and bragging. Yet the child does not know how to ride a bike, clean their room and care take their own emotions. We are pumping these kids out into the real world so fast setting them up for failure.
Did anyone stop to ask the teen if they wanted to take these advanced classes? Does your teen want to be shuttled around till their 18 and never learn to drive a car? Most parents would tell me “my child is the one that wants this. He or She is so motivated to become a physiologist or an aerospace technologist. That is amazing. I think maybe the teen has been conditioned to live out the parents expectations and demands. Teens today actually do think at age 13 they are ready for Harvard.
Teen Counseling in Orlando gives teens the opportunity to sift and sort through their lives and answer questions about themselves that no one has asked. Questions like the following:
How can we help our teens today from the enormous amount of pressure to perform. The expectations that their peers and family place on them coupled with societies expectations. Teens are feeling lost and isolated yet trying their hardest to keep it all together. Wouldn’t it feel nice as an adult to have a meltdown every once in a while. To give yourself the permission to say you feel stressed, to let it out and have a good cry? Let’s give our teens the ability to do so. Provide them with the support they need to get through these touch and heavy years.
Help your kid find the balance they need for their lives and not yours. Let them make decisions for themselves. This will set them up for the real world when they face it head on. It may be helpful for parents to seek individual or couples counseling. Reach your teen. Codependency is a real thing that needs to be addressed. Call today and lets start the healing.