Moms of Tweens and Teens

How To Support Our Teens With Their Mental Health / Interview with Lauren Cikara

August 30, 2022 Episode 57
Moms of Tweens and Teens
How To Support Our Teens With Their Mental Health / Interview with Lauren Cikara
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Show Notes

Lauren Cikara of Active Minds joins me today for an important conversation about supporting our teens in the area of mental health. Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for our teens and young adults.

Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds opens up the conversation about mental health and creates lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.

This is one conversation you don't want to miss!

What you will learn:

  • How can we support our teens with their mental health?
  • How to talk to our teens about their problems using the Validate, Appreciate, and Refer method.
  • Why are so many still hesitant to discuss mental health and how we as parents can help our kids by asking the right questions?
  • Tips to empower your teen when a friend tells them they are having suicidal thoughts.
  • How parents can be better listeners to their teens versus jumping in to fix things.
  • How do we equip our youth to have everyday conversations with each other so that they are paying attention to their peers?
  • How can we discern if it is just a bad day versus if their kid is in a mental health crisis?
  • Why are kids having so many mental health issues today?
  • Tips for teens transitioning to college and what to look for in terms of mental health support so if it's needed, your teen knows where to go.

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Sheryl also has an Inner Circle weekly Parenting Program with a community of like-minded moms, personal coaching, and tons of resources to equip and support you to love well, navigate the challenges and meet your tween and teen’s unique needs during these pivotal years.

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