As a special education teacher for seventeen years, I have noticed that anxiety has become increasingly prevalent in the classroom. Many of my students come to me with this disability,…
For a stressed-out teen, lifelong stress-management practices might include DBT techniques, yoga, moderate daily exercise, dietary adjustments (favoring whole, unprocessed foods including fruits and vegetables), meditation, time-management skills, andâ€”of courseâ€”keeping a pet!
In a culture that seems to have a pill for everything, it’s easy to overlook the power of dietary choices to improve not only physical well-being, but emotional well being.
There are many challenges for parents and adolescents during puberty. However, it is also an exciting time when new skills can be learned, a foundation for adult relationships can be laid, and progress can occur in family relationships.