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What do I do with my teen during this crisis?
April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
How is your teen doing with the lock down? Dr. Bridget Melson, PsyD, MFT, discusses how Coronavirus is impacting families and lays out some strategies.
When asked, teens are saying that they are frustrated, nervous, and disconnected. They don’t have coping skills for that until their mid-20’s.
Listen to your children. Remind them that they are a part of history. It will get better.
We aren’t supposed to bubble-wrap our children until their 26 years old. We’re supposed to TEACH them how to cope with life. We have to teach them gratitude and ensure their friend relationships are healthy.
Dr. B. has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology, a Psy.D in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in two states. She recently completed a post doctoral certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Duke University.
Her expertise is in working with at-risk teens, those struggling with anxiety or depression, and working with families to find solutions to get them back on track.
When your teen gets frustrated and is acting out, say “I see you’re frustrated, what’s your plan?”