Treatment for the Effects of Comparing Children
The effects of comparing children to others are almost wholly negative. Children become unable to communicate and function harmoniously with people in a variety of social and intimate situations. To effectively counteract these influences may require a variety of treatment options to properly target the areas of their psyche. Because each case is unique, we provide individual assessments that combine the most effective approaches.
Not every threat to the healthy development of a child is an obvious risk. Some damage that occurs is internal, mislabeled as a behavioural phase. Venture Academy offers help to troubled teens. We have locations across Canada in Ontario and Alberta.
The World as They Know It
Learning to avoid the comparison to others is likely something that your teen will need to learn through dedication and close observation. Comparisons are a natural phenomenon that has plagued mankind for generations. This means comparing children is a widespread problem. In fact, comparisons are so normal in society that a stray comment or two may slip right by without any alarms going off. The issues comparisons bring up make this kind of slip counter-productive to helping your troubled teen. On a positive note, there are subtle ways we can change these actions. We can, instead, invite healthy responses to situations that build lasting changes in behaviour.
The Only Gauge
Just as the practice of comparing children to others is virtually a part of human DNA, so is the method of measuring self-worth. Unfortunately, it is the only measuring stick there is. As we grow, we begin to notice differences in the way people treat us in comparison to how they treat others in the community. These are the core experiences that shape the way we view our own value. We value ourselves by how well others receive us. If our peers, parents, or siblings compare us to others, that comparison reinforces our own conclusions or breaks them down. In either case, whether good assessments or bad, the external judgment will affect your teen in some way.
Crafting a Better View
Getting out of the habit of making comparisons of people may be difficult, but there is hope. The ultimate goal as a parent with a troubled teen is to help them discover the best understanding they can about their importance in the world. This instills a sense that they are necessary, and the world would not work correctly without them contributing to it. Rather than telling them to aspire to be like someone else, suggest each person seek to be the very best they can be in their own right.
Behaviour is the primary method by which our society measures the competence and mental clarity of its members. This is why society places so much emphasis on conforming to societal norms. Without some standard, the possible results could quickly become very undesirable. Venture Academy shows teens the way to healthy behaviour through group counseling, education, and individual therapy.
An excellent reference to help ease your mind is reading what others have to say about their experience with our treatment. Whether your teen is experiencing problems with behaviour, academics, or substance abuse related to alcohol and marijuana, our caring staff can help get them on their way to recovery.