Usually there are warning signs that can help you to spot when something is awry. Here is a list of such signs along with answers to key questions many parents may have.
When a teenager's behaviour has become problematic, it can be a great source of frustration even for the most patient of parents. It's important to note that there are usually hidden reasons behind this behaviour and with the right approach (and with lots of patience and tolerance), any parent can steer their child back in the right direction.
Self-Harm is the intentional, direct injury done to parts of the body. This can include burning, scratching or excessive skin picking (dermatillomania) and hair pulling (trichotillomania). These behaviours are often associated with anxiety, depression stress, and a sense of failure. The information found here can help you to stop dangerous habits from snowballing into something even more extreme. Knowing what to do when dealing with a self-harming person can literally be the difference between life and death.