We can look forward to a brighter 2021 but still have a long way to go.

Parents, as we approach the end of 2020, we need to talk to our teenagers about hope.

Teens and their families can look forward to a better year ahead but we still have a long way to go before life will return to any sense of normality. Although all of us have suffered from fear, loss, and psychological isolation due to the pandemic, teens are in a unique developmental position. They are cognitively mature enough to appreciate the ravages of the COVID-19 virus, but they do not have the life experience to take the long view and know that this, too, will pass.

To read more of this article, visit the Psychology Today website.

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