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Self-Care Safety Kit: Don’t forget the teens!

June 27th, 2016|1 Comment

In the past, Parenthetical has focused on why self-care is important for parents and other adults who work with youth, and rounded up a list of 50 ways to practice self care. As important as self-care is for the adults in teens’ lives, today’s post addresses why it is also an important skill to teach and model for teens as they become more independent and transition to caring for their own well-being.
Although it may seem like your teen is purposely driving you crazy, it is worth noting that the physical, emotional, and psychological changes that occur during adolescence take a significant toll on teens’ ability to regulate their thoughts and behaviors. On top of this, many teens have a dizzying array of […]

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