Each one of us has been through our adolescent phase and each of our parents has dreaded us reaching this phase. It is in today’s generation that adolescence is worse in teenagers. Adolescence is a period of rapid active growth and development of physical, sexual, social and emotional level. As we all know almost every teenager and parents are known to have problems in understanding and communicating with each other. This young sweet child of yours who was cheerful and obedient suddenly became an adolescent with temper tantrums and rebellious. This article focuses on common concerns and changes in behavior of your child.
As your teenager grows into a healthy adult he/she must develop many strengths like positive self-image, independence, knowledge, curiosity and will to learn new things, obeying the law, respecting their sexual partner and their choices, spiritual choices, maintaining a good and healthy lifestyle. For many people these strengths are acquired during by their early 20s, during this time your role as parents changes from providing care and security to providing guidance. Your teenager still needs your guidance and support so that they can discuss their problems and fears; they also need to have rules about everything. It is during this phase that they learn about the consequences of their choices. When you as a parent fail to change from a controlling and protecting parent to one who discusses and does joint planning, this is where small issues become a big concern. You cannot descipline your children the way your parents disciplined you, each generation is different and you have to change with time.
Every teenager lies whether it is to avoid revealing any personal information or to avoid punishment or confrontation. A very commonly used term” peer pressure” is used by everyone today, this is because your child like everyone else’s is surrounded by their friends from school or society or tuitions. It is your duty to try and make your child realize who he should be friends with or let him realize the hard way. Then there are argumentative teens who are the most difficult to handle. Moodiness is very common and universal among every teen. It is during this time that parents and teens get into raging arguments about respect and attitude problems. Teens do not realize how their behavior affects their families. If you as parents argue or fight constantly with your partner that is what your child will pick up and follow your footsteps. Here is what the best thing to do if you are a parent of an argumentative teen, remain calm, be approachable, take time to talk to your teen and figure out a way that they always communicate with you.
Every individual handles stress in different ways. Stress related problems are higher in the corporate world than in other fields of work. A corporation is a company consisting of people authorized to act as one. Many people, many minds trying to act as one. So you can imagine the scenario.
One of the main reasons that stress is a rising trend in the corporate world is “COMPETITION” and “MONEY”. With population growing so fast in corporate industries, how can you not expect stress at your work place? Every man today wants a lavish lifestyle and they work to achieve what they want. They work so much that they forget the purpose of life, but that’s a topic for another day. What they don’t realize is that this stress is eating them alive and it is not only affecting them but is also affecting their work and family.
Let’s inform you a little about stress related diseases:
Stress not only makes you awfully emotional but also is a big threat to your body. It increases the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, asthma etc. These are some commonest conditions what we see in corporate world.
Heart diseases: stress is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and heart problems. Stress directly increases heart rate and blood flow causing the release of cholesterol and triglycerides into the blood stream. People who have chronic heart problems should avoid acute stress and learn how to skillfully manage it.
Asthma: many studies have shown that asthma worsens due to stress. Evidence also states that a parent’s chronic stress might even increase the risk of developing asthma in their child.
Obesity: Emotional eating term which is related with eating during stress is one of the causes for Obesity. And also some hormonal changes in your body due to stress can stimulate Obesity.
Diabetes: Stress worsens diabetes in two ways; firstly it increases bad behavior in a person like eating unhealthily, excessive drinking etc. Secondly stress raises glucose levels of people with type 2 diabetes.
Headaches: stress is one of the main causes that trigger headaches, not just regular headaches but migraines as well.
Depression: It is no surprise that chronic stress is connected with high rates of depression.
Gastrointestinal problems: Stress definitely doesn’t cause ulcers but worsens it for sure. It causes heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
Homoeopathy for Stress:
For all your stress related problems give homeopathy a try and be sure to be healed as it is a holistic practice. Homeopathy recognizes that each of you is unique and different and treats every individual accordingly. Here are some examples,
Argentum nitricum: is a treatment for you to take when it develops before a big event like a job interview, an exam, social gathering, marriage, etc. Symptoms that will make you realize you need this treatment are fear, anxiety, and dizziness, diarrhea, craving for sweet or salty items.
Arsenicum album: is recommended for people who are deeply anxious about their health, order and security. They have panic attacks around midnight and early morning. They will always be fidgeting, pacing around from place to place. Symptoms: anxious, fearful, irritable and restless.
Of course you need to consult your Homoeopath before taking these, as every individual needs different medicines at different times. Taking these without consulting may not give you the required results.
Bach Flower remedies for Stress
Edward Bach an English homoeopath believed that dew found on flower petals has healing properties. Like for stress oak, elm, sweet chestnut, cherry plum give you inner strength, it also relieves the feeling that your body has crossed the limit of endurance, when you feel like you might explode due to tension, you have a problem with your sleep routine, etc. All these remedies and more combined will help you through the Bach flower method.
Music Therapy for Stress
And lastly music, the power of soothing music is a well-established technique for healing stress. Listening to music has tremendous relaxing effects on our minds and bodies, especially slow, classical music. Studies have shown that it slows the pulse and heart rate, lowers blood pressure and decreases stress hormones.
Combining all three systems definitely has its own benefits which we provide at our center.
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