Caring for an anxious teen is challenging and stressful, so here are six tips to make it easier and take care of yourself.
Every teen puts off a task, but some are big-time procrastinators. If your teen is one of them, here are six things you can do to help.
There are endless videos available on anxiety, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and various topics for teens. Here are three that can get you started.
Trying to have collaborative discussions with your teen can be difficult. Talking about anxiety, which can bring on stress just by mentioning it, can be especially challenging.
"The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Worry and Anxiety" includes many activities that will help your teen clients feel more relaxed and worry free.
Finals time of year can be intense. Let’s be honest, for many students, it is the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips that can help finals-takers with managing time, managing stress, and having a successful finals week.
In an age of parents sticking up for their children regardless of how wrong their children’s behavior is, Leslie Blanchard’s post “4th grader comes home with disturbing news – then mom realizes her ‘worst nightmare’ is coming true” is refreshingly honest. Rather than candy-coating the situation of her daughter leaving a well-meaning peer out “just […]
Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is a relatively common disorder in children and adolescents and panic disorder (PD) is a relatively common disorder in adults. Investigators have suggested that SAD and PD may be related in several ways:
- The symptoms that children with SAD exhibit when separated from their parents look much like symptoms of panic […]
A growing body of research shows that we are raising a generation of teens who are over-stressed and under-slept (see SFBACCT partner Daniela Owen’s blog post on the recent Atlantic article on teen suicide HERE). A 2014 report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics called the issue of tired teens a […]
In the December 2015 issue of the The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin wrote a thoughtful and haunting piece entitled “The Silicon Valley Suicides: Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?” With Palo Alto just a bit south of our group in Oakland, the article really hit home. Teenagers […]