As parents we ask some important question. A good one is, “Where are my keys?” We also ask obvious questions like, “Who drank all the milk and put the carton back in the fridge?” One that I hear from parents is, “What’s going on with my kid?” We worry because we see changes that we can’t figure out. We want to know what’s going on inside but most of the time we get grunts and maybe an exaggerated sigh. There are signs that things aren’t going well: falling grades, concerning smells, absence of friends, withdrawal, sarcasm, avoidant behaviors, dressing differently.
We swing between being worried they are going crazy and searching for a gang to join to the next minute thinking it’s just immaturity, a phase or normal behavior for “kids nowadays.” Read More