Many teens today become easily stressed about school matters, exams, preparing for college and the list goes on.
Research reveal that 49% of teens experience anxiety. Although many of the stress-causing factors may not be avoided, there are many ways to manage the feelings appropriately.
You may think parents do not understand, yet although different, there were many reasons to stress about when your parents were growing up too.
Perhaps there were less tests and no social media, yet expectations were often set high and parents expected their kids to figure things out on their own. Teens still worried about their body image and about many of the nuances that make teens worry today.
Being a teen is not always easy, in any era. Imagine, in some cultures kids were married off in their teen years, and the parents chose who would marry who. No fun, right? Since we understand that the struggle is real, ParenTeen Moments wants to help.
Can you relate?
The process of growing up is much easier with the support of your parents and other positive adults that really want the best for you! Even if they get on your nerves.
Trust me, I understand. I had a rough teenage year. By 17 I was married, with a child and working and going to school.
It wasn’t easy for me but I was determined to turn things around and make my parents proud. I realized I needed to make myself proud, too. It’s taken time and commitment for me pleased with myself, so I want to help you navigate those waters a little better given what I know now.
If you don’t know by now, I have a teen daughter and the child I just mentioned is now in her twenties! I’ve learned a lot raising my girls and being around my students. I want to give you resources to help you make life a little smoother. Check-in with us periodically for updates!