Teens and Anxiety




How are we supporting our kids in building their resilience or ‘mental muscle?’  It seems that increased opportunities for real life connection rather than through social media is a strong start.  Some steps to consider:  reduce amount of family time on devices, support emotional development through discussion and skill building in navigating disappointment and sadness, and increased time having fun outdoors.  A family meeting to discuss these steps encourages a whole team approach rather than focussing solely on the teen.  If connection with counselling supports is needed, working with the whole family is most beneficial to support improved communication, coping strategies, and wellbeing for all.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s