Steps to Calm in a Crisis: Emotions and Connections

Your teen is freaking out: what can you do to help? Once you’ve talked them through the first three steps of moving, breathing, and thinking, it’s time to deal with the final two steps: expressing their emotions and connecting with others. Have your teen write down or talk through what they’re feeling so they can get out the emotions and not allow them to fester. Finally have your teen center themselves by reaching out and connecting with a friend. They’re not alone in life’s journey; sometimes your teen needs that reminder and the comfort of a peer.

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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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