Stress Management with Adolescents: Solving the Complexity

Having a stressed adolescent in the house can be a bumpy ride for everyone, especially the adolescent!  The first step to help your teen manage stress is to recognize what is causing it.  Realize that the things that bothered your teen as a child are very different from the things that are irritating now.  The second step is to help your teen learn effective coping and life skills.  Some strategies that may help are:  1) Help your teen identify goals and ambitions.  2) Talk to your teen about establishing realistic standards.  3) Work with your teen to create a disciplined use of time. Read more...

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