Depression is rampant in teens today. With social media as an anchor in every teens life, there is no escape from the constant "watching" from all their followers. Yes, it's true social media is fun and helps connect everyone, but we also need to check in with our teens to see how they are handling the pressure. We need to provide some balance for all the eyes our kids may feel are watching them on the daily. Of course we're not going to post about our self doubt and depressive moods... that's weird. So, where can they find the respite? They need us to help and check into some of their deeper thoughts. I just posted a video talking about this topic... Check it out and feel free to share with those you think it would help.
Teenage and young adult days are filled with these very things... self doubt, vulnerability, and mood swings. Quite often, us parents become the target from an unbalanced, emotional child. If your child is acting out in this way, honestly consider yourself LUCKY!
I have seen far too often kids pretending to be happy on the outside, while they are harboring emotions inside. They may be embarrassed or feel maybe ungrateful for feeling down about something. Maybe they have an inability to be honest because they are afraid of a persona they FEEL they should uphold.
Let's help our teens by spending some time with them every week to check in with them. It doesn't have to be uncomfortable or LONG... take a moment even when you are driving around to ask about anything that could be bothering them this week. Try and find times when you can have some one to one time with them so they are comfortable to talk. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to share any anxious or depressive thoughts holding them back from actually feeling spirit
ually content. Every topic doesn't need a "fix"; even having an opportunity to let go of some feelings will help their minds be a little more clear. This will also help their focus and attention to their academics!
ALGEBRA 1 and ALGEBRA 2 Weekly Homework Support starts next Sunday. All classes will be available on demand, so the kids can watch them anytime that works with their schedule, along with re-watching and reviewing content before tests. This monthly membership is offered at a gr
eat price. Click the link for more info or feel free to text/call me (630-440-1244).
ACT/SAT Prep Course starts next Sunday also. This class is usually 10-12 hours and reviews ALL content and strategies on the test. I have felt over the years there is SO much content I run through, it is difficult to get it all and keep it the first time. Therefore, all classes will recorded and available on demand, so again they can watch not only when it works with their schedule, but re-watch as many times as they want during the 6 months you have access. Click the link for more info or feel free to text/call me (630-440-1244).