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Understanding Your Teens

Watch time: 4 minutes

It's not easy being a teenager, and it's not easy being the parent of a teenager. Hearing a teen's point of view can help parents better understand the challenges and fears they face. In this video teens share their experiences of what it's like being a teen today and what parents can do to help them address pressures such as:

Fitting In
"It's not easy being a teenager. We get so caught up in, like, what other people think about us."
Mental Health
"Just because, you know, someone's a 12-year-old girl doesn't mean they can't    experience depression or anxiety."
School and Grades
"It's like really stressful trying to get good grades, cuz I want to make my parents happy and my teachers happy."
Bullying
"When I'm bullied, it makes me feel sad, maybe depressed even."
Social Media
"If it's a certain person that has a certain power or amount of following or that you think is really cool and they say something bad about you, it would really hurt your feelings."

Teens Talk About Their Struggles

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This article was written by GetParentingTips.com staff.

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