A healthy response to stress (Part 6 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:
#6– Acceptance: All of our children are different. We need to celebrate their differences and not try to mold them to one outcome. Learn what their strengths are and encourage them to pursue their interests.
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