No matter what angle you look at it from, parenting is hard work (but truly rewarding)! Days are spent meeting requests (or demands!), cleaning up ‘accidents’, undertaking activities, teaching social etiquette and implementing discipline techniques. We are continually striving to help our young adults become independent and develop the good routines that eliminate unneeded stress. These are the same challenges parents for generations have faced. But there is something that we deal with now as parents that our parents (and those before them) didn’t have to address – Academic Stress Due to Technology Overload.
Teens also have to deal with issues of body image, confidence, peer pressure and so much more. Is it a
wonder that your teen is stressed out? If your child lacks executive functioning skills, you as a parent can take away some of their stress by reminding them the correlation between adult routines and teen routines.
To add to the list, they have to juggle using a variety of online platforms for multiple assignments each day.
Help them to be independent and keep track of it all.
Here are 5 things to take away some of your teen’s stress.
- Learn each platform they are mandated to use daily.
- Teach them to use a system for each class to keep track of the assignments due.
- Create a home routine like at 3:30 p.m. after snack open your computer and check each platform.
- Check your teens grades on the given platform and nicely communicate with your teens teacher before it is too late.
- Talk to your child about what systems you use to keep track of the bills and needs of each family member.
The focus is on how to give teens the skills they need to cope with stress on their own. The best way is to model to your teen good stress management.
You got this and we got you!
Sheena B.- Young MasterMINDs, LLC