Difficulty Functioning at School?
It can be both frustrating and disheartening when your adolescent is having trouble functioning at school. It is difficult for both the teen and their parents. Grades may slip, they may have trouble focusing or acting properly, and they may have less interest or worse performance in sports or other after-school activities.
There can be a lot of things going on in the mind of an adolescent that contribute to this problem. It can result from problems with family and friends, or just be the heightened emotions in general that teenagers experience.
The important thing to note is that treatment is possible and may help or alleviate the problem. It’s normal, and help is available, so you and your adolescent don’t have to struggle alone.
A professional can help your teen work through their struggles that are contributing to their trouble functioning at school. Having a trusted, reliable professional they can talk about their problems with is a key asset to their success. The counselor will help your adolescent devise strategies that will allow them to prosper.
If you have noticed your adolescent is having difficulty at school or in extracurricular activities, there is no shame in getting the help of an experienced professional who can help them navigate their struggles.
What does Difficulty Functioning at Work or School Look Like?
If an adolescent is struggling with difficulty functioning at school, they may find everyday tasks like getting ready in the morning or having lunch becoming more difficult. They may start to feel down and start to lack confidence. There are many different reasons why someone might be having difficulties at school or work, which can include:
- Not getting along with friends and/or teachers
- Problems at home
- Exam or workload stress
- Problems concentrating
- Mental health conditions
If someone is experiencing this or any other problems, sometimes they might not want to go to school at all. It’s important for someone to be able to listen to these problems.
Contact us to discuss options for treatment.