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33 Ways to Support Teens!

I often get asked what are the best ways to support my struggling teen’s mental health. I’ve prepared a quick list for you to make your job easier:

1. Encourage open and honest communication.

2. Create a safe and non-judgmental environment for them to express their feelings.

3. Listen actively and attentively when they talk about their concerns.

4. Validate their emotions and let them know it’s okay to feel what they’re feeling.

5. Help them develop healthy coping mechanisms.

6. Teach them relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises or mindfulness.

7. Encourage regular physical activity to promote a sense of well-being.

8. Support them in pursuing hobbies and interests that bring them joy.

9. Help them establish a consistent sleep routine for adequate rest.

10. Ensure they have a balanced and nutritious diet.

11. Encourage them to set realistic goals and support them in achieving them.

12. Teach problem-solving skills to help them navigate challenges.

13. Encourage social connections and friendships.

14. Foster a positive body image and self-esteem.

15. Educate them about mental health and reduce stigma surrounding it.

16. Help them create a daily routine for structure and stability.

17. Encourage them to engage in activities that promote self-expression, such as journaling, art, or music.

18. Advocate for their mental health needs in school or other environments.

19. Be aware of signs of distress or changes in behavior and seek professional help when necessary.

20. Promote healthy boundaries and teach them to say “no” when needed.

21. Encourage self-care activities, such as taking breaks, practicing self-compassion, or engaging in hobbies.

22. Teach them problem-solving and decision-making skills to build resilience.

23. Encourage them to seek support from trusted adults, such as parents, teachers, or counselors.

24. Monitor their exposure to negative influences on social media.

25. Teach them about healthy relationships and boundaries.

26. Encourage them to engage in activities that promote community involvement or volunteer work.

27. Teach them time management skills to reduce stress and overwhelm.

28. Provide a calm and peaceful space for them to relax and recharge.

29. Model healthy behaviors and self-care practices yourself.

30. Celebrate their accomplishments and remind them of their strengths and resilience.


Remember, every teen is unique, so it’s important to tailor your approach to their specific needs and preferences.


As a Bonus, here are 3 more ways to support your teen:

31. Pick up your own copy of Seen, Heard & Understood, Parenting and Partnering with Teens for Mental Health. You can do so online at your local Amazon. There are 3 options, a digital copy of the book, a paperback and our new hardcover anniversary edition with 6 new tools and a special gift included, got to Amazon in your country now.

32. Enroll your teen in one of my courses. I have a course launching soon for teens & young adults , ages 14-22. Click here for more info.Β  πŸ’ž

I have another course for younger teens and tweens starting in September, click here.

33. Wanna chat? Schedule a free consultation here!!
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πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Remember, I’m here to help.
Please reach out if I can be of assistance to you and your teen(s).

I often get asked what are the best ways to support my struggling teen’s mental health. I’ve prepared a quick list for you to make your job easier:

1. Encourage open and honest communication.

2. Create a safe and non-judgmental environment for them to express their feelings.

3. Listen actively and attentively when they talk about their concerns.

4. Validate their emotions and let them know it’s okay to feel what they’re feeling.

5. Help them develop healthy coping mechanisms.

6. Teach them relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises or mindfulness.

7. Encourage regular physical activity to promote a sense of well-being.

8. Support them in pursuing hobbies and interests that bring them joy.

9. Help them establish a consistent sleep routine for adequate rest.

10. Ensure they have a balanced and nutritious diet.

11. Encourage them to set realistic goals and support them in achieving them.

12. Teach problem-solving skills to help them navigate challenges.

13. Encourage social connections and friendships.

14. Foster a positive body image and self-esteem.

15. Educate them about mental health and reduce stigma surrounding it.

16. Help them create a daily routine for structure and stability.

17. Encourage them to engage in activities that promote self-expression, such as journaling, art, or music.

18. Advocate for their mental health needs in school or other environments.

19. Be aware of signs of distress or changes in behavior and seek professional help when necessary.

20. Promote healthy boundaries and teach them to say “no” when needed.

21. Encourage self-care activities, such as taking breaks, practicing self-compassion, or engaging in hobbies.

22. Teach them problem-solving and decision-making skills to build resilience.

23. Encourage them to seek support from trusted adults, such as parents, teachers, or counselors.

24. Monitor and limit their exposure to negative influences on social media.

25. Teach them about healthy relationships and boundaries.

26. Encourage them to engage in activities that promote community involvement or volunteer work.

27. Teach them time management skills to reduce stress and overwhelm.

28. Provide a calm and peaceful space for them to relax and recharge.

29. Model healthy behaviors and self-care practices yourself.

30. Celebrate their accomplishments and remind them of their strengths and resilience.

Remember, every teen is unique, so it’s important to tailor your approach to their specific needs and preferences.

​As a Bonus, here are 3 more ways to support your teen:

31. Pick up your own copy of Seen, Heard & Understood, Parenting and Partnering with Teens for Mental Health. You can do so online at your local Amazon. There are 3 options, a digital copy of the book, a paperback and our new hardcover anniversary edition with 6 new tools and a special gift included, got to Amazon in your country now.

32. Enroll your teen in one of my courses. I have a course launching soon for teens & young adults , ages 14-22. (Link in the comments.) πŸ’ž I have another course for younger teens and tweens starting in September, link also in the comments.

​33. Wanna chat? Schedule a free consultation! (link in the comments)

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πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Remember, I’m here to help.

Please reach out if I can be of assistance to you and your teen(s).