This week on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 58: Helping Teens in Crisis Times. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Crisis can take many forms for homeschool highschoolers (and their families):
- Lost a loved one to death
- Natural disaster
- Friend has an emotional crisis
- Best friend moves far away
- Did poorly on the SATs
Adolescents are in a developmental phase where crises affect them strongly. They may become sad, anxious or question everything. They may isolate or become irritable.
How can you help a teen who is going through a crisis time?
- Don’t judge
- Don’t panic
- Take seriously their concerns or dangers
- Err on the side of getting help
When teens are going through a crisis time, moms often feel guilty and can get stuck. (Moms are naturally prone to guilt- even when it is misplaced…) So, Moms: be compassionate to yourself, let go and let God (forgive yourself), and get support for yourself when you need it. You matter!
Join Sabrina and Vicki for a heartfelt and candid chat about helping teens in crisis times. Sabrina shares from her life experience as a mom and the “go-to mom” for many local homeschool highschoolers. Vicki shares from her experience as a mental health counselor.
You will gain hope, help and encouragement with this episode. Also, download our freebie that shares ways to truly help a friend in difficult times.