Important Step to Calm in a Crisis: Think

Your teen is freaking out: what can you do to help? Once they’ve used up the excess adrenaline by moving and calmed themselves down by breathing, it’s time to problem solve by having your teen answer two questions: (1) Is this a real  or a paper tiger (meaning; is this a current danger or a possible “what if”)? (2) Is this problem temporary and may be solved simply by doing nothing? Answering these questions will help your teen determine whether they need to take steps to fix things or take a wait-and-see approach.

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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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