Spotting Signs of Self Injury and How To Help Your Child

Real World Parenting by Dr Laura S Anderson

Episode notes

If you notice signs of self-injury in your teen, this episode is an invitation not to look the other way and hope it goes away- but to understand that it needs to be explored. This is not meant to replace reaching out for help. If your child is harming themselves, it is important to get help.

There is no one formula for what this behavior looks like, but Dr. Laura talks through various signs to look out for, language to use when talking to your child, and how you can help kids identify and cope with intense feelings.

What You Will Learn:

  • Not all harm is para-s*icidal

  • Self-injury can stem from one of a combination of depression, anxiety, and stress

  • All bodies deserve care

  • What is the process if you have noticed signs of self-injury


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