Parents Helping Teens Cope

Published: April 6, 2020

Hard times

Hi everyone, it’s Pansy Kemp here from Remax Integrity in Corvallis.  It’s a beautiful Monday morning, the Sun is actually trying to come out today.

I’m so grateful for that because it’s been kind of a gray week. It’s dragged on a little bit more than we all probably would have liked during this really odd and unusual chapter in our lives.  Getting the sunshine out is helping us all to maybe get outside our front doors a little bit and putter in the garden or go for a walk.

I’m out in my reading room right now, sort of escaping from the house. It’s a hard time. It’s a hard time for all of us. I’m the mom of three girls, two of which are now out of home and my youngest, 16 year old, is still here under our feet and it’s a hard time. It’s a hard time for teenagers right now, and I thought I’d take a moment to talk about that with you all today. I’ve definitely been seeing signs of stress with my 16 year old girl. She’s really missing her friends right now. She’s missing school and just the buzz and atmosphere of life as a teenager.

New Facebook Group for Parents

So, I thought I might like to do something for all of the other Moms and Dads out there that are probably struggling with their teenagers at home right now. This is a crazy chapter in our lives and it’s going to definitely be remembered by our teenagers.  I’ve gone on to my Facebook page; If you don’t like and follow me right now I’d love it if you joined up to Pansy Kemp Remax, and I’ve created a page: Parents Helping Teenagers Cope During Difficult Times. And I’d love to get some feedback from all of you on what you’re seeing with your teenagers at home.

What are the trials and tribulations at your house?  And how you’re helping them cope. I’ve had some long, deep conversations with my daughter, shed some tears over the circumstances. It’s really helped her to process and I think just acknowledging their feelings right now and reassuring them that “you know what, this is gonna pass and you’re gonna come through it just fine I have no doubt about that”. So for all of you again out there with teenagers at home, please pop on to my page and share what’s working at your house, and maybe what’s not working.

It’s a spot for us all to share our feelings, our challenges, to maybe vent a little bit. But more importantly, to give some tips, best practices, and good ideas on how to help your teenagers cope right now. I hope you all have an amazing week, making the best of every day, and finding the good in it. Love to hear from any of you let’s have a virtual cup of coffee! Bye-bye for now.

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