Progressive Relaxation

Give your teen a secret weapon to battle stress––teach them progressive relaxation. (Don’t worry, we’re about to teach you, so you can teach them.) Get in a comfortable position and direct your attention to the top of your head. Tell your scalp to relax. Move down to the forehead, directing all your attention to your forehead, and relax it, too. Work your way down your body, inch by inch, from your face to your toes. If you find the instruction of directing attention too difficult, tense each body part and then slowly release it feeling the tension melt away.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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