Your once bubbly and excited teenager now keeps to herself and her grades are beginning to drop. As a parent, you are expected to know all the trouble signs and be able to fix whatever problem arises. In reality, this isn’t always possible. Thankfully, there is help for troubled teens in school. Most all schools today offer in school counselors with trained adults or peer mediators, which are close to your teens age. There are many reasons why your troubles teen might need help in school. Peer pressure is one of the top causes of teen trouble. If your teen’s friends are not doing well in school, then chances are your teen will follow suit. Teenagers are very impressionable and they have a strong desire to fit in.
When there is a sudden drop in your teenagers grades, that is your queue as to something may be wrong. Chances are it might not be serious but you do not want to over look it in case there is something more serious going on. Your child may be depressed, have a health problem that has gone undetected or there could be problems at home or in arelationship. It is important to let your teenage know that you are there for them, but chances are if the problem is at home or with a relationship, your teen may not feel comfortable talking it through with you. Counselors and peer mediators help teens get back in the right direction.
Many times it’s easier to talk to someone who is not directly related to the problem and teens need to be aware that there is help for him or her in school. Peer mediators can help give your teen give advice on problems that are directly related to school issues such as peer pressure, problems with a teacher, homework issues and even relationships. Counselors are available for those issues as well as the tougher ones for teens to handle. If there are problems in the teen’s home, then a counselor is a safe person to go to as they can help them sort out their feelings and decide what action, if any, is best to take