The COVID pandemic has had a great impact on our lives. Both adults and teenager face stressful, anxious, and overwhelming challenges in this situation. The most effective precaution to reduce the spread of COVID is to maintain social distancing. On the other hand, keeping a distance from friends, family, and neighbors can make people feel isolated, lonely, stressed, and anxious. According to the researchers, adults are better able to cope with loneliness, stress and anxiety than children and adolescents. It is difficult for a teenager to cope with a new environment and a new lifestyle unless properly guided. Therefore, all parents or guardians must teach their children the process of dealing with all the situations they face in their life.
“Proper and healthy parenting and coaching will make a teenager stronger and resilient. “
COVID is an unexpected situation that is a fight for the survival of all. All parents must keep themselves and their children strong and prepare for the pandemic. Sometimes teens can become weak, stressed, lonely, and anxious. Therefore, each parent must help them overcome these difficulties.
5 steps help teenager to cope with COVID-19 pandemic
There are many ways to help teens cope with the COVID pandemic. 5 The main steps are as follows:
1. Stay in touch with them: Teenager should not feel alone. It greatly affects your mental health. Parents must relate to them. Have breakfast, lunch and dinner together. Talk about what they like, what they don’t like, and share your feelings. Parents can also allow call or video call setup to spend time with other family members and keep teenagers happy.
2. Teach them to be positive: as per positive psychology research, positive thinking empowers you against catastrophic thinking. All parents must teach their children to be positive, optimistic, resilient and to think positively. Positive thinking improves mental health and helps relieve stress and anxiety.
3. Creates positive habits: Sometimes teens can get bored when faced with a day without a routine. Therefore, parents should create a routine for their teenager. The routine should contain fun activities in addition to school work. Let them do new things that interest them. Like cooking, gardening, reading storybooks, feeding a pet, and many more. This will surely help them decrease their stress.
4. Stop chatting and listening to news about the pandemic all the time: although it is the duty of all parents to educate their teens about the pandemic. But continually exercising the subject is not good for children. This will create a negative impact on the child’s mind. It will create fear in their mind and they will become anxious.
5. Get a teenager coach: In this 21st century, everything is much easier for people around the world. Today, teenager coach provides parenting coaching and teen coaching. Parents and teens should attend these training sessions to learn how to deal with whatever difficult emotional situations they are facing.
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