We hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and now it’s the month for Christmas! The holiday season is very busy and teens often find this time of the year stressful, with Christmas planning, exam season, and spending lots of time together as a family.
Here are some reasons why teens might find the holidays a stressful time:
A change, and lack of routine
Not seeing their friends as much
More pressure to spend time with family and friends
The pressure to study for finals
Completing college applications
Here are some ideas of ways that you can support your teen(s) throughout the holidays:
Allow them some space to be alone
Acknowledge that they are under a lot of stress
Offer your support as a parent
Allow them to skip some social events if they don’t feel up to it
Your teen might need a bit more support than usual during the holiday’s but it’s important to remember that they are going through a lot at this time of year and your support might be just the thing they need.
If your teen needs a little extra support this holiday season give us a call!