These are challenging and disruptive times for all of us – wars, the environment, the economy – and our kids, particularly teens, are being affected as well. Everywhere they turn there is talk of how bad things are, and whether they show it or not, they are taking it in and it’s influencing the way they live their lives.
Some teens may give the appearance that they’re immune to these issues, but many of them actually have feelings of concern deep down. Other teens are more vocal, blaming adults in general and, often times, blaming their parents specifically for the world’s problems.
Whether your teen appears unsettled by today’s world events or not, it’s well worth your time to do what you can to keep your family relationships strong, keep the communication flowing, and provide guidance that your teen needs at this tender stage in his or her life.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be providing you with answers to four key questions that many parents are asking these days regarding what they can do to help their teens. So be thinking about how the current world struggles might be affecting your teen and stay tuned for some valuable information on how to help them cope.
You can also listen to the teleseminar that was held recently and led by SuperCamp co-founder Bobbi DePorter, which covers these same important teen issues.