If there is an adolescent in your home, you probably aren’t a stranger to conflict! But when this becomes the youth’s “go to” response, a young person may have found a level of comfort, identity or power in creating conflict. Thankfully, something can be done. Young brains are uniquely pliable and able to develop new ways of relating. Relational connections with you and others can form new pathways toward healthy emotional regulation. You’re not alone in this. Here are some resources to help you in your journey:
- Search “conflict” at BC Council for Families. Start with the High Conflict Behaviour Skills Course.
- Check out these deals for responding to High Conflict Teens.
- Watch this excellent short video for understanding and guidance.
- Seek a doctor’s referral to Child and Youth Mental Health for assessment and support.