5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus

As we continue to focus on supporting quarantined teens today, here’s some information that can be useful in helping them to manage the anxiety they (and each of us) are feeling. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html?fbclid=IwAR3cej7ccRGAJ8ogXMvLJPYVz9N-0NYbpApx44NY0m5Vl3mMqhiaS47iaFE

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

Empathizing with their feelings, making space for relief, allowing time for connecting socially through digital media, be considerate of requests for alone time, and engaging their help in problem-solving family needs can go a long way in helping teens during the shelter in place. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/well/family/coronavirus-covid-teenagers-teens-parents-kids-family-advice.html?fbclid=IwAR3nxAfdVGJQcaGRzqL2qGrszct2eLR1DuzyiarLVm8hL0FELrZ6ZAnWD2s

The Impact of Covid-19 on High School Students

Today, our focus is on helping teens during the shelter in place. This article can help us all to be more aware and understanding of what teens are experiencing during this time. It also provides some helpful suggestions. https://www.childandadolescent.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-high-school-students/?fbclid=IwAR0badIogJJAaXIsP3B-nbCRCz0EDB_fL9gNgCfdvl-klR-QYaV5rkqjjvs

How to Help Teens Handle the Loss of Proms and Graduations

In addition to the suggestions in this article for ways to grieve what is lost, help each other find new, creative ways to celebrate important milestones. We’ve seen people host virtual parties, arrange drive-by celebrations, and create elaborate props/settings in their own yards. We can still celebrate even when the celebrations are not traditional. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_teens_handle_the_loss_of_proms_and_graduations?fbclid=IwAR1PUQg5OtjDko4L_xrdeAw-t1fprPvZKlJAV9tvg8kdBuO0Je1DscHGfag

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

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“It’s critical to recognize that when we react to psychological distress as though it’s a fire that needs to be put out, we frighten our teenagers and usually make matters worse. Reacting instead with the understanding that emotions usually have their own life cycle — coming as waves that surge and fall — sends adolescents …