The statistics are sad and frightening: in Canada, suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds.
Anxiety, depression, stress, self-injury, suicide… these are not words that we like to associate with young people. In this issue, we have a number of articles that focus on these emotional difficulties, which unfortunately are not limited to the adults among us.
One day you realize that the little boy who played with miniature cars is asking you if he can get a driver’s licence – or the little girl who played with dolls wants you to meet her boyfriend. It’s a fact that your child is becoming a teenager! Here is some helpful advice to help you get through this important, yet sometimes difficult stage of life.
How to cope with an aching teen
Children and Anxiety
Some types of anxiety are normal in childhood, such as anxiety in the presence of a stranger; separation anxiety, which occurs between 18 months and 3 years of age; fear of monsters, which appears around 4 to 6 years; and phobias (irrational fears of objects or situations), which are common and disappear on their own.