Helping Teens Learn to Cope
Coping with life’s inevitable hardships is key to health and well-being. Learn how to guide your teens to adopt positive ways to deal with stress. When they can cope with challenges in positive ways they will be less likely to turn to quick, dangerous, fixes and will instead be prepared to become their best selves.
We teach teens stress management when we help them learn to conserve energy. This involves separating problems into those that deserve energy from those that don’t. By doing so, they will be able to more efficiently take on challenges. Learn more.
One way to support teens to learn to manage stress and avoid problems is to teach them to avoid what stresses them in the first place! Help them learn to identify the people, places, and things that trigger their stress.
When learning to manage stress, it’s important for teens to take an approach that lets them identify and then address problems. Learn how you, as a parent, can help them master this strategy.
The first step of stress management is figuring out what’s causing the stress. Followed by thinking through problems accurately so they can be tackled effectively. Learn how to support your teens to learn this valuable lesson.
We all need ways to work through challenges and manage stress. Here are key strategies to teach our tweens and teens that will help them calm down and approach challenges effectively, even in the face of a crisis.