Does My Teen Need Therapy? Welcome to the quiz: Does My Teen Need Therapy?Please note that this quiz can help you better understand yourself, your actions, and your emotions, and your teen, but it is not intended as a diagnostic tool. Please call 911 if your are experiencing an emergency or feeling suicidal. 1. Teens are known for their moodiness. Are your teens overreactions: Mildly annoying or frustrating to deal with Out or proportion, exceptionally angry, take time to calm down 2. Teens require more sleep than adults. Is your teen: Reluctant to get up in the morning Refuses to get up in the morning 3. School is becoming more and more stressful for teens today. Coping skills are not automatic for teens. Does your teen: Slack of a bit from time to time Have to have a 4.0 all year or they panic Avoid or skip school all together 4. It might be ideal if our kids never touched drugs or alcohol, but let's be real, this isn't the norm. Does your teen: Experiment with alcohol or marijuana safely Use drugs and alcohol that are starting to impact their life You are seriously concerned about their substance use 5. Many of us say things like "it doesn't matter what anyone thinks," but do any of us truly believe that? We all want to be liked. Does your teen: Worry about what others' think of his/her appearance in order to fit in Have sudden and significant changes in eating, working-out, attire in order to try to fit in 6. If your teen experiences sadness and/or anxiety it... Typically has a cause and is noticeably resolved within a few days Doesn't always have a known reason and doesn't resolve itself for weeks at a time Impacts their relationships, school work, and energy. I worry for their safety 7. Most, if not all, teens have smartphones. Your teen: Socializes and spends time on electronics and can separate from his/her phone Becomes outraged, anxious, frustrated when without his/her phone 8. Teens are developmentally becoming more independent. Does your teen: Spend more time with their friends and is starting to care more about what friends think than their parents Changing their peer group to negative peers Doesn't want to spend anytime with family or with friends, is isolating 9. Your child may have been one to volunteer to tell you all the facts when they were younger. As a teen do they: Omit information, avoid talking to you, lie when initially caught breaking the rules Hide important information, tell major lies, refuse to come clean or take any accountability 10. When you ask your teen to do something do they: Question you and complain Always agree, work to please you, too nice Argue, storm out, yell, insist on getting their way Email First Name Time is Up!