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Mental Health during COVID-19
Mental Health during COVID-19
Mindy Miller
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Having teenagers confined to home during the coronavirus crisis may not be as labor-intensive as being holed up with small children, but it definitely has its challenges. While younger children may be thrilled at the prospect of having parental attention 24/7, adolescents are likely to feel differently.

Here are some tips for parenting teenagers (and young adults suddenly home from college) during this time:

  • Emphasize social distancing
  • Understand their frustration over not seeing their friends
  • Support remote schooling
  • Encourage healthy habits
  • Validate their disappointments
  • Help them practice mindfulness

If you would like more information about how to help your child during this time, please visit ChildMind.Org