Kids aren’t always predictable, but what crosses the line into unhealthy behaviors? With the addition of social media and the shared trauma of COVID 19, there are many factors that could be negatively impacting your child on top of the usual growing pains they may experience. More than 20% of kids and teens suffer from a mental disorder, which is why it is important for parents to be able to identify causes and warning signs of mental illness. Keep an eye out for shifts in behavior such as: crying more than usual, isolation, talking less and changes in sleep patterns, grades, and enjoyment of activities they once loved.
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