Starting the conversation: Focus on empathic listening and understanding the problem from your teen’s perspective. Try to avoid injecting your perspective or assuming you know your teen’s concerns.
The invitation: Express your view/concern and desire to work together to address the issue. Work to come to an agreement about your role in providing support or help.
Brainstorm: Generate realistic ways of approaching working on stress. Those can include using anxiety workbooks, adjusting schedules, creating a family exercise routine, etc.
Review Agreement: Finally create a plan to reassess the chosen approach together. Decide on when you will sit down and review what you have tried and evaluate how well it has worked.