Parenting a teen with attachment issues can be a challenging experience. Do you ever get the feeling that your teen doesnt love you back? This is a common concern we hear from parents and caregivers at Calo.
Teens with attachment issues or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) have a hard time feeling love, trust or empathy. It can be a frustrating and emotionally draining experience for a parent to constantly feel pushed away or unloved by their own child.
One parent described feeling as though, The child is like a bowling ball with no finger holes. No matter how much love is poured out or shown, there appears to be no penetration. The parent went on to say, Though I and others have saturated the child with love for so many years, it continues to run off the sides of the ball with no affect.
Parents often come to Calo with their teens looking for help or answers and we try to empower our parents with information. As part of your childs treatment at Calo, you and your family are required to participate in weekly family therapy sessions. Parents are also encouraged to visit their children at our facility every 6 to 8 weeks. During these visits you will receive family and relationship coaching. We want you to view your therapist as a coach or a guide that is leading your family into establishing healthy, intimate and genuine interactions.
At Calo, we believe parental involvement is a key component to your teens recovery from attachment issues or RAD. If you would like to know more about our treatment model, please click here. You can also call Calo at (877) 879-2256 or email us with any questions you may have at contact@Caloteens.com.