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Teen stress has been heightened by a year of pandemic. How to help

May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The pandemic has made things so much worse for teens. They struggle with social anxiety, fear of missing out, a sense of desperation, and depression and anxiety some have never experienced before. Here's how to help.

But he's stressed about being able to afford the upper-middle-class life his parents have given him.

As a result, they experience the fear of missing out regularly, and they think their friends are enjoying themselves on TikTok and Snapchat, adding to their levels of stress.

Sometimes, our kids actually tell us they are stressed, which is amazing.

I encourage parents to look for any marked change in their child's mood or behavior due to anxiety and worry.

Before doling out discipline or a consequence, sit with her, talk, and listen, about not only her levels of stress, but her emotional life overall.

I find parents are often wrong about why their kids feel stressed.

Know that what's stressing you out about your kid is likely different than what's burdening them.

Kids are forever paying attention to the way you manage your stress.

On the whole, teen girls tend to report feeling stressed, and a higher degree of stress, than their male counterparts.

Because our boys are likely as stressed as our girls, we need to encourage them to be more emotionally expressive.

by summa-bot

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