Teenage Issues: What Teens Worry About

Did you Know… Over three-quarters (78%) of children aged 11-14 years value family relationships. Over 80% of children aged 11-14 years want their parents to help them with stress, school problems and personal safety. It’s normal for teenagers to worry about things. Some common teenage issues are schoolwork, stress, bullying and body image. If your Read More…

Anxiety and Your Teen

Anxiety disorders in teenagers are serious mental health problems. An anxiety disorder affects how a young person thinks, feels and behaves. It’s important to seek professional help if you see any of the warning signs of anxiety disorders in your child. Normal anxiety, anxiety problems and anxiety disorders in teenagers Most normal anxiety is short-lived Read More…

Sibling fighting: what you need to know

‘Who said you could wear my clothes?’ ‘Get out of my room!’ ‘You’ve been on the computer for hours!’ It’s normal for teenage siblings to fight over all sorts of things. Teenage siblings argue just as much as younger children, but they tend to fight about different things. They might also use different and more Read More…

A Silent Cry for Help: Understanding Self-harm

I watched the middle-aged waitress at the restaurant assist her customers with their orders, awaiting my turn. I had seen her there many times, but she usually wore long sleeves.  Today she had on a tee-shirt. I noticed her arms were fully tattooed.  I began to study the tattoos and saw that below the vivid Read More…

Youth Hope Video featuring our very own CEO Carole Tozer

(video: Courtesy of Wesley Mission) One of the programs we are very proud to offer here at Bridging the Gap is Youth Hope. Youth Hope is an early intervention program that works alongside young people and their families where there is an identified issue of risk that is impacting a child or young person’s safety, Read More…

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