Tip to help with Anxiety

Parents & Teens:

Do you suffer from anxiety? Here’s something to say to yourself in that moment: ‘Anxiety is not dangerous – it’s just uncomfortable. I am fine; I’ll just continue with what I’m doing or find something more active to do’.

Teens misunderstood…

Parents:

Sometimes your teen(s) may feel so misunderstood, unhappy and entirely fed up, but, that does not mean they want you to solve everything for them. Sometimes they just need space, time, patience, understanding, empathy, a shoulder to lean on, a chest to cry on, a hug, or maybe even silence. Detach with love – you do not need to control everything all the time.

Parent with Intent!

Mind Bully

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must be stressed and worried. Prevent an anger relapse – distract yourself, laugh it off, take a bath, play with your pet, call a friend, play music and dance away.

Perception – Out of sight . Out of mind

I was thinking about all of you that work, go to school, attend functions, work a 2nd job and attend more things.

It sucks because it takes you away from your family, friends and loved ones. And nothing is more challenging then not having enough time. Nothing more frustrating then when someone points out that you have neglected him or her. And for those that don’t understand why you are so dang busy… simply remind them that you are doing what you HAVE to do today so that you can do what you WANT to do tomorrow. But keep in mind, often the real fear or disappointment is not that you are too busy for them, it’s their perception that they are ‘out of sight / out of mind’ a hard pill to swallow for most. Do your best to keep those important people in your life connected, involved and loved. Remind that them that you have not forgotten and PLAN out things to do so that you can give them a sense of QUALITY time. As with any tribe, we all want a sense of belonging. Don’t let the perception of forgotten and dismissed spoil your family/personal relationships.