The teenage years are a time of profound growth and transformation, but they can also be a period of heightened stress and uncertainty. As parents, educators, and caregivers, it’s essential to equip teenagers with the tools they need to navigate this crucial phase of life. Shanker Self-Reg®, a revolutionary approach to well-being, can be a game-changer in helping teens thrive amidst the challenges they face.
Understanding Teen Stress
To understand how Self-Reg can benefit teens, we first need to recognize the stressors they encounter. In a previous Self-Reg blog post Stress and the Evolving Teenaged Brain: A Study in Contrasts, John Hoffman explore the unique stressors that affect teenagers and how these challenges impact their developing brains. It’s crucial to comprehend the complexity of teen stress to provide effective support.
The Freedom to Self-Regulate
Teenagers crave independence and autonomy. However, in Stuart Shanker’s blog The Self-Reg View of Freedom, we delve into how Self-Reg offers a fresh perspective on freedom—one that encourages teens to understand and regulate their own needs and emotions. It’s about empowering them to make informed choices while maintaining a healthy balance.
Seeing Teenagers Differently
In See a Teenager Differently, a personal blog by Susan Hopkins, we shift our focus to how Self-Reg encourages adults to view teens through a more empathetic lens. By recognizing the underlying stressors and challenges teens face, we can foster stronger connections and provide the support they need. It’s about seeing beyond the surface and truly understanding the teenager within.
FEELING STRESSED: The Self-Reg Course for Teens
To put these principles into action, the Feeling Stressed course specifically addresses the needs of teenagers. This course provides teens with practical tools and strategies to manage stress, build resilience, and thrive. It’s a resource that can make a significant difference in a teen’s life, both in the present and for their future.
Empower Your Teenager with Self-Reg
In a world where teenage stress is on the rise, Shanker Self-Reg® offers a lifeline. By understanding the unique challenges teenagers face, shifting our perspective on freedom, and embracing Self-Reg principles, we can empower our teens to navigate these critical years with resilience and confidence. Explore the resources mentioned in this blog and embark on a journey to empower your teen with Self-Reg. Together, we can help them thrive during this transformative phase of life.
New Cohort of Enhancing Resilience in Children and Youth starting November 9, 2023