As much as we all want to get back to “normal” life post-COVID, that doesn’t mean re-entry will be easy. After more than a year of social distancing and limited activities outside the home, many people are feeling anxious about what it will be like to spend more time with friends, in groups, and out in the world.
Screen time has saturated our lives during this time of COVID-19 and remote learning. Although technology has been a necessity to keep teens connected to school and their peers, the following article from calpartnersproject.org gives five simple tips on how to keep tech from taking over.
Depression in teenagers is at an all-time high right now. As a result of the pandemic and the stressors it has created, 70 percent of teens are experiencing mental health challenges. Because these symptoms are catalyzed by a specific situation, more parents are asking the question, “What is situational depression?”
Let’s look more closely at this definition and how it’s different from clinical depression, also known as major depressive disorder.
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"Parents are dealing with a lot right now. Many families are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety due to health and safety concerns and/or financial issues. In difficult times, it is especially important for parents to bond with their children, model healthy ways to deal with stress, talk with them about how they feel, and help them find positive ways to cope. Your children—no matter how old—notice how you manage stress. So remember to take time to care for yourself in healthy ways. It’s beneficial for you and for your child who is watching."
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