Talking to Teenagers

Talking to Teenagers… About Stress

Teens who are experiencing stress may quickly change habits or routines, and when you become aware of this as the parent or caregiver, it can be easy to go into investigation-mode. You want to know what your teen is facing so that you can help them solve it and find relief. These moments require you to slow down, breathe deep, and focus on connection first; keep reading for strategies on how to talking to your teenager about their stress and overwhelm.

Talking to Teenagers

Talking to Teenagers… About Decision-Making

Have you witnessed your teen in the midst of decision-making anxiety? They may have been struggling to make a choice about anything from whether or not they should go to the school dance, to what they wanted to eat for dinner, to which courses to take next semester, to how they wanted to dress for school. Indecision can arise over things small and seemingly irrelevant, hugely impactful, and anywhere in between. Keep reading for 5 Ways to Help Your Teen Make a Decision when they feel stuck.

Talking to Teenagers

Talking to Teenagers… About Routines

Parents and educators of young children and children with specific developmental or learning needs often use routine charts with images or pictures to teach shared responsibility, consistency, and self-sufficiency. Many teenagers consider these visual aids unnecessary or even childish. How, then, can you support tweens, teens, and young adults in building daily routines that support their social, emotional, and mental development? Keep reading for 10 practical ways to support tweens, teens, and young adults in building daily routines that support their unique stage of development.

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