Parents worry. If parenting had a job advertisement with a job description, worrying should be listed as a required skill. Be able to worry all hours of the day and night about the past, present, and future wellbeing of your child. We love our children. We want our children to experience the best in life, as safely and in as good health as possible. Many times throughout our lives as parents we will hear our children say something along the lines of “Don’t worry about me.” We will smile, maybe laugh, maybe frown, and tell them with assurance, “I will always worry about you.” In October, A Secure Life, a security review site, published a survey on the top five things that parents are worrying about, according to the parenting blog Romper. The top five worries parents have are:
- Their children being hurt in an accident
- Their children being hurt at the hands of another person
- Their children feeling unsafe
- Their children being kidnapped, abducted, or bullied
The first worry, children being hurt in an accident, had the highest percentage for parents. Accidents happen, especially to children. It is always amazing to watch children bounce back from an accident, resilient and tough. Where there are accidents, there are often injuries. Romper cites The World Health Organization which reported that “In 2015 unintentional injury was the leading cause of death among children 1 to 14 years old, as well as teenagers…” Road traffic accidents lead the causes of fatality for people between the ages of 5 and 24. Accidental drowning was a leading cause of death for children 1 to 4 years old. Parents rarely think about addiction unless they have to. “Not my child” parents think to themselves. “Not in my house.” Addiction, and the growing trend of overdose in teenagers, is something parents should be thinking about. Talking with kids about harmful substances, substance abuse, and addiction is critical. At any moment your child could be introduced to drugs by a friend, a sibling, a friend’s sibling, or a stranger at a party. As parents we should equip ourselves with information about the signs and symptoms of addiction, and the solutions for treatment. The one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is whether or not your child is receiving quality treatment when you send them to rehabilitate from drug and alcohol addiction.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center is the best choice for long term residential care and academic support for your adolescent or teenage boy in need of treatment. Located in the heart of the Mississippi countryside, our location perfectly houses our clinically inspired treatment. Foundation building and life cleansing, our programs bring families together and sets boys on a new path in life. Start living your recovery today by calling us: 662-598-4214