How does a parent talk to their high-school-aged children about stress?
I have two daughters who—I’m lucky to say—are exemplary high school students. They study hard and get good grades. They are both involved in clubs and after-school activities. The older is a senior and the younger a sophomore.
The senior is excruciatingly busy this week, and the sophomore doesn’t have it much easier. They both handle things rather well, but they do show cracks in their facades.
The senior knows how to say no. She’s turned down three requests for her time in the past two weeks. The sophomore is simply busy with homework.
How does a parent talk to a teenager about stress? Are there important points not to be missed?
What did you say to your teenagers? What do you remember your parents saying to you?
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