Make a list of all the worries you are anticipating for the upcoming week. Then categorize the list by colors.
Are you overwhelmed by your daily “to-do” list, feel stressed out about arranging your daily homework assignments, find it hard to study for exams, or feel challenged when it’s time to complete group projects?
Concentrate on what makes you – you, and what makes you tick. Growing up (even as an adult) can be confusing. You know yourself the best and by focusing on this, you can make decisions that keep you moving toward your personal success.
3 observations I made while working with a full room of teens and their parents were: (1) More families need to set aside time in their schedules for creative projects and playtime
I know there are so many memes out there about parents rejoicing that they will get a bit of freedom when their kids go back to school. I feel that way for sure. I’m excited to get back to my regular office hours.
One of the teens, a 7th grader, told me school was already getting hard - even though it just started. I asked him if he ever used deep breathing as a coping strategy when things seem difficult or when he was experiencing nervousness? He said no - and he had never considered deep breathing to actually be a thing.