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“Keep trying to catch your kid in the act of doing something right. Teens struggle with self-confidence. When they aren’t dumping on themselves, their peers may do it for them. Don’t add your voice to the chorus of negativity. Actively look for things your kids are doing right. Your praise shows you notice more than their faults.” – Annie Fox
In light of the tragedies that have occurred recently in our community, and in line with other recent Parent Education posts, we want to introduce a digital platform called BeMe for teens that can provide further coaching and crisis support both asynchronously and in real time. Tech is a large part of our teens’ reality, so this could be one app in their arsenal that could help them through tough times and provide education on self-care.
This Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm, AUHSD will lead an important parent webinar on Mental Health & Teens. Click here for the webinar link. Over the last two years in AUHSD, we have seen a rise in the number of students seeking support from our wellness centers. As students have returned to school, anxiety and stress are two factors on the rise. Wellness staff will discuss signs of stress and anxiety and how parents can recognize more serious problems. They will briefly present information on AUHSD’s wellness programs and services available for teens this summer. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the AUHSD website.
Finally, if your teen is struggling with academics or feeling down or frustrated about school, don’t forget to connect with our Counselors, our Nurse, and our Wellness Center. Connection and belonging are critical to a teen’s well-being, as well as ours, and will help us all feel more resilient.