Raising Resilience in High Schoolers
Helping your teen manage pressure and stress
Whether it’s at school, with their peers or in the world around them, your teen is likely facing new or increased pressure. Managing stress in healthy ways isn’t something anyone is born knowing how to do. All teens need help learning how to identify, express and cope with their feelings in healthy ways.
Preparing your teen for adulthood and independence
Figuring out how to encourage your teen to be independent, while keeping them safe, can be both overwhelming and confusing. While some teens may want to do more and more on their own, others may need a little push. Either way, part of becoming more independent is giving things a try and making mistakes. You can help them by offering guidance and being consistent with expectations.
Communicating with your teen
As your teen becomes busier, and spends more time with their peers or engaged in activities (or screen time), you may wonder how to connect with them. Part of staying connected is making time to check in and simply starting the conversation. You don’t have to know all the answers—just being a listening ear and a safe space to share how they’re really feeling can make all the difference.
Use these resources to work on raising resilience with the children in your life.