While some teens/adolescents may see this as their parents being overbearing it is important to know your child’s friends, peers, and interests. This will allow for you as the parent to engage in conversation that is casual as well as enjoyable. This will also make it easier for your child to feel comfortable to share information about their personal/social life.
2. Get them moving
Daily exercise can help immensely with stress and anxiety. Encourage your teen to find activities/ sports that they enjoy. Get a gym membership at your local gym that you and your teen can attend. Actively participant in the additional activities that the gym may offer such as yoga and Zumba. Daily exercise allows for your teen to focus on the present rather than worrying about the past or future.
3.Hire a Tutor
Tutors can help boost self-confidence and can help your child find new ways to learn. Hiring a tutor can also limit anxiety and stress around test-taking and academics in general. This in return increases self-esteem as well as your child’s overall grade point average.