If your child is having any of the above problems and you are unable to
reach them, there is a wealth of resources available to help. Local counselors
and support groups are there to help your child learn coping mechanisms for
whatever they are faced with. There are several support groups and counselors
specifically designed for exactly what your child is going through. Just do a
quick yellow pages or online search and pick the resource or resources that best
fits your child’s needs.
And above all, don’t feel like you have failed your child. Getting the help
your child needs is a successful and healthy step to take when faced with such
an issue. Avoiding the problem will only make it worse – it takes a strong
parent to acknowledge when help is needed and actually securing it. If it
wasn’t needed, the support groups and counseling centers wouldn’t exist. And,
outside help can often help a child understand that they aren’t the only one
going throw this. This is an opportunity for them to meet others with similar
problems and get the help they deserve.