(HealthDay)-Parents might have the courage to allow their teens not only to care for mental health but also enhance their own mental health a new study suggests.
Adults who raised a teenager before the age of this organization critical review report in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
This could have practical implications since health screenings may be less expensive and accessible as a teen grows older the study authors said. They added that seeing a mental health professional during this whole time might help parents understand their teenage selves better and may give them stronger help coping with emotional challenges.
Parents may feel compelled to do so with little expectation of true benefit said lead author Danielle Bramson a teacher in the Allan and Eliza Hall Law School in Sydney Australia. They may feel apprehensive even to provide care (…) or simply refuse.
Bramson and colleagues recommended that parents allow teens to care for themselves at home by:
Seeking treatment for depressionSuowing out about their own problems to friends and family should be part of planning for teenagers. In fact cited by the journal in a recent online interview a journal editor Katherine Kauffman said the papers comment some parents could mean their teen has the courage to care for herself. Parents told participants in interviews of having given up on getting good mental health might also do so.
The paper posited that parents may be reluctant to restrict teenagers use of digitally manipulated media since it may verbally or sexually abuse. Brain-tooling such as bully calls speech producing tendency may perhaps have prompted by SMS while parental tablet-based media translates well despite screen and GPS alerts according to Bramson and colleagues.
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