Why are children lonely?
At one of the meetings with our children, we asked «What feeling is most unpleasant to you?» The majority of them answered: «When I'm alone».
The feeling of loneliness is a condition that frightens teenagers, causing anxiety and depression.
Communication is the leading type of activity in adolescence. It is important for teenagers to feel accepted in their peer group. It is extremely important for them to feel like a part of the team, and if this does not happen and the teenager does not manage to find friends, there is a feeling of isolation and loneliness.
In modern conditions, many have the feeling that this circle of like-minded people exists. Social networks enable teenagers to communicate in the virtual world, while in real conditions they also continue to experience difficulties in establishing contacts.
Social networks cause dependence and separation from problem solving.
Most of the children, who visit our center, to the question «how did you spend the weekend?» answered: «I've been sitting all day on Tik-tok, and communicating on the Internet».
Within the framework of classes, we always pay special attention to team building, trainings for the development of communication skills, joint activities, where everyone has the opportunity to help and receive help and support, even from those with whom there was enmity at school.
The children learn to talk about their feelings, to solve their questions constructively. And the most important result is the feedback from teachers saying that relationships in the classroom are beginning to change.
But the situation in the family remains the most important factor. The atmosphere and communication with parents are the basis of psychological education. It is important for parents to take into account the peculiarities of adolescence, respect and accept the changes taking place with the child, both at the level of physiology and with regard to his emotional state. During this period, teenagers need support, communication with parents, understanding that an adult is on his side.
Let's think together, what else can we do to make it clear to our children that they are not alone?