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We Need to Talk to Teens About Hope and Meaning

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.

Depression: 5 Steps Parents Can Take to Help Their Teen’s Mental Health

One of the joys of being a clinical psychologist is the privilege of seeing teens grow and mature. When I meet with Nick now, two years after we first met, I often smile to myself when he leaves my office or more recently when our zoom session ends. Nick is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. From what he tells me he was always a bit sensitive as a child but not particularly shy as is the case with many socially anxious children.

To read more of this article, visit the Grown and Flown website.