A healthy response to stress (Part 5 of 10)

Parents – you can have an impact on how your teenager deals with life. Remember that you are the models for them. Try not to get caught up in the fast pace. You can help them with:

#5Boundaries: When a child is taking on too much, you can be there for them with a reality check. Ask them how their plan is going to work for them. Is it realistic?

Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

Resources and recommended readings on this topic:

The Hurried Child by David Elkind
Doing School: How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic and Miseducated Students by Denise Clark Pope
The Price of Privelege by Madeline Levine, Ph.D

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