As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your teen struggle with anxiety. You may feel helpless and want to fix the problem, but it’s important to remember that anxiety is a normal part of life. There are some things you can do to help your teen cope with anxiety:
- Encourage them to talk about their feelings and worries. This will help them to identify and understand their thoughts and emotions.
- Teach them healthy coping skills such as deep breathing or mindfulness. These techniques can help to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety.
- Encourage them to stay active and get regular exercise. Exercise releases endorphins which have mood-boosting effects.
Finally, be supportive and understanding. Let your teen know that you are there for them and that you understand what they are going through.