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Ideas to Manage T(w)een Anxiety About COVID-19

 

Like many reading this, I am a parent (I have 3 children, one already an adult) – and the talk of COVID-19 has been part of our daily conversation in the last few weeks. Especially since the flow of information (and misinformation) has picked up.

It’s difficult to ignore isn’t it? Reports are everywhere. On every screen, in every feed, every board meeting, work site and school staff meeting. I think many of us have vacillated between the ‘what nows?’ and the ‘what ifs?

How much is too much information? How can we allay fears?

 

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Like many reading this, I am a parent (I have 3 children, one already an adult) – and the talk of COVID-19 has been part of our daily conversation in the last few weeks. A study about empowering families during a healthcare crisis recommends the C-A-R-E approach. Engaging the CARE principles helps young people and families feel empowered. It reduces, and may even improve the risk of anxiety and trauma responses.

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Raising teens can be the most incredible, exhilarating, joyous journey. It can also be confusing, frightening and lonely at times. Some of our tweens and teens are struggling with their mental health and I wanted to create a space where parents could find guidance and support, but mostly – Hope! 

This website doesn’t replace tailored advice from a registered professional, but it is a place where you can find  current research (in practical speak) and information by well-known experts on adolescent development.  

So that you can get on with the job that you do best – loving your teen.”   (More here…)

Collett Smart

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