Anxiety is a serious challenge that can get in the way of the things your teen really wants for their life. It’s not an overreaction and it’s not a phase. Some teens just feel the stress of growing up more heavily than others and need extra support for a time. Don’t let your anxiety about their anxiety get in the way of stepping up and being the adult your kids need. To help you power through, use these resources:
- Introduce them to Mindshift – an app from Anxiety Canada to help teens work through anxiety.
- Inform yourself about anxiety in youth at keltymentalhealth.ca/anxiety
- Search “anxiety” at parentandteen.com for the 7 C’s of Resilience.
- Go to heysigmund.com for encouragement, perspective and ideas.