The three victims were left shaken at Stretford Metrolink stop when they were approached by the teens. Teenage robbers threatened a group of tram passengers in a bid to steal their bags and a puppy at Stretford Metrolink stop. The victims - a man and two women - were standing at the stop when they were approached by three teenage boys. A spokesman for GMP said: "Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Stretford.
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Try not to assume you know what's wrong
You've lived through 2 a. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much worry? When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families.
1. Start With Understanding, Even When You Don’t Understand
As a therapist and the mother of three teenagers myself, I know firsthand that the more you push your kids, the more they get defensive and dig in their heels. They become reactive in the form of explosiveness or shutting down and ignoring you. Clamming up or exploding are both ways your teenagers attempt to manage their stress and defend themselves. In fact, these may be the only ways your teen knows how to communicate when things get intense—which of course only causes more conflict. You find your child online chatting with her friends when she is supposed to be doing her schoolwork. You and your child are living in two different realities. Ask your child, honestly, why she is chatting. Once you know what is going on, try saying:.
It can be hard to get kids to agree to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist. In fact this is a common stumbling block for many parents of teenagers struggling with anything from anxiety to ADHD , depression , or an eating disorder. Adolescents need to want to get better, and be willing to work with someone to make that happen. For treatment to work kids need to buy into it, at least a little. So it is important to get to the bottom of why kids are being resistant and try to change their minds. Here are some common reasons why a kid might say no to treatment:. Understanding the reason or reasons your child has for being resistant will help you tailor how you respond. Not only will it improve your relationship with your teen, it will also make her more likely to listen to you. Here are some strategies to try:. The way you frame treatment is important.