Self-Harming Teens: Listening with empathy is a parent’s strongest first reaction

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More and more parents are being exposed to the reality of their teenage self-harm. It’s a scary and often misunderstood problem, and my own research in this area has shown that parents are usually shocked and disbelieving that this could happen to their child.

The rate of self-harm among teenagers ranges from 14 to 18 percent, according to a number of research studies. That means about one in six teenagers self-harm. The most common form of self-harm is cutting with a blade or sharp object. Self-harm usually occurs without the youth intending to kill themselves. Girls hurt themselves more often than boys.

https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/self-harming-teens-listening-with-empathy-is-a-parents-most-powerful-initial-response-41917012.html Self-Harming Teens: Listening with empathy is a parent’s strongest first reaction

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