Having crushes can be a wonderful, scary, fun, and heartbreaking experience. When you get your first crush, you may feel confused about what’s happening. You may have never had these feelings before. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teen’s we’ll talk about what crushes are, the risks associated with them, the importance they play in adolescent development and ultimately how to help your teen handle rejection associated with them.
This week we’re talking about helping teens handle rejection. We’ll look at how rejection is different in teens and things parents need to keep in mind when helping their teens get through it. We’ll talk about some typical coping mechanisms to help teens when they face rejection. Finally we’ll talk about methods that can help our teens heal, recover and come back stronger than ever from rejection.
This week we’re talking about jealousy and teens. We’ll talk a little about the nature of jealousy. We’ll explore how we can turn jealousy into a constructive inspiration and grow from it as an individual. Then we’ll explore the common types of jealousy most teens might face. And finally we’ll talk about tips on how to deal with jealousy.
Anxiety, stress and fear in a teenager can lead to an unwillingness or inability to attend school. This week we discuss what School Refusal is. We’ll look at the symptoms and warning signs to look for. We’ll investigate some of the common causes of School Refusal. And we will look at some of the ways that parents and guardians can help their children overcome some of these issues.
Teenage years are stressful in nature. Add to that the social awkwardness associated with school, the expectations of performance in school and the random variables of bullies, peer rejection, family conflict and underlying anxiety disorder and you have a perfect storm. Supporting our children and ensuring they have an outlet to work through these issues is key. We’ll talk about this and much more in this week’s episode.