025 - Talking with Your Teen About Your Messy Stuff

We remember as teens being so so scared about earthquakes, fires, LA Riots, Nuclear war, gangs, kidnappers, etc. etc. The world has a lot of scary stuff! Can we say hello to 2020? Stuff like this is becoming very real and present with our kids because it seems like bad things happen every day, and now we have a more global and constant news cycle because of the internet. Listen in to learn how you can help your daughter cope with these big things.

Validate Their Fears

  • Talk and listen
  • Share things you worried about as a teen
  • Don’t make promises you can’t keep

Small Things That Can Help

  • Try to maintain regular routine as much as you can
  • Keep home a safe place
  • Give them a chance to help
  • Connect with others
  • Reassure them

When to Seek Help

  • Risk factors
  • Things to watch out for