CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – According to a study, American teens report stress levels on par with adults, and during the school year, it’s higher. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Elaine Ducharme, shared tips to help our teens deal with stress.
10 Tips to Help Your Teen Manage Their Stress
Don’t underestimate their levels of stress
Fit in some 1:1 time. Teens often open up either while driving in the car or before bed
Listen, listen, listen. It is often more important to be heard than to be right!
Eat dinner together as a family
Monitor their sleep (need 8-91/2 hours)
Manage your own stress in a healthy way
Limit electronics and have phones charge out of their rooms during the night
Seek help from a professional