I'm a parent of a preteen who seems to be going through some identity issues or confusion lately. I've noticed my child becoming more withdrawn and less interested in activities that they used to love. While I don't want to jump to conclusions, I do want to be there for my child in case they are struggling with something related to their identity.
As a parent, I want to be supportive and open to any conversation my child wants to have about their identity. However, I am not sure how to bring up the topic without making my child feel uncomfortable. I'm also not sure what steps I can take to support my child through this time.
Has anyone been through a similar situation with their preteen? What kind of conversation starters did you use to approach the topic of identity with your child? Are there any resources or support groups that could be helpful for both me and my child? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!