Parent Ed Topics & Resources
PARENT ED THIS WEEK
TEEN SADNESS & MENTAL HEALTH
There is an interesting perspective about this subject that parents might find helpful in the article, "Why American Teens Are So Sad" by Derek Thompson.
Here is a helpful way for teens to look at their life based on a tape measure analogy. Click here.
MORE ON TEEN MENTAL HEALTH
How many of you have been wondering about your teen’s well-being given the losses we have had in our communities recently? How many of you have been anxious and fearful that the same could happen to your child? This is a natural thing to be feeling, and you are not alone.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
HOW GRATITUDE AND GIVING REWIRE YOUR BRAIN
TEENS AND SLEEP
TIME MANAGEMENT AND STUDY SKILLS
Cynthia C. Muchnick, M.A. writes, “After this challenging year of Zoom school, hybrid learning, and all sorts of unknowns for students, traditional study skills and time management strategies fell by the wayside.
UNDERAGE DRINKING AND TEEN ALCOHOL USE
UNDERAGE DRINKING AND TEEN ALCOHOL USE. It's normal for parents to worry about their children using alcohol. But there are ways to help your teen cope with the pressure to drink and make better choices.
TEENS WITH ANXIETY
TEENS WITH ANXIETY Take a look at this article on 5 Simple Tips To Help Teens Cope with Anxiety. We need to remember that ONLY the current Senior class at Campolindo has ever been in school for a full year (their freshman year). Our juniors were only on campus for a portion of their freshman year. Our sophomores are essentially freshmen (with respect to managing school and being on campus) and our freshmen are all new! This time is a challenging time for all of us, especially our teens. We need to remind them that these feelings, as they are returning to a "new normal" and the uncertainty of our "new normal" can bring feelings of anxiety and stress. In addition to providing our children with reassurance, we can also find additional support through our incredible Campolindo community starting at the Campo Wellness Center. There are so many people that care and can provide support for your students and for you, as parents/guardians. Please reach out if you or your teens need support.
SEX ED MEANS PORN LITERACY
RECORDING OF LAST WEEK'S PARENT ED Thank you to everyone who joined our parent ed session entitled: Sex Ed Means Porn Literacy with Justine Fonte. Below is a link to the recording, which will expire by the end of the day on Friday October 1st. Feel free to share this with your parent community! Meeting Recording Access Passcode: Miramonte1!
A YEAR AWAY--TIPS FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL
Here is the recording of our recent talk, A Year Away: Practical Tips for a Successful Return to School, by Dr. Ardis Martin. Here are slides containing resources at Acalanes from the Wellness Center, courtesy of our Coordinator, Allen Choi. As Dr. Martin suggests, open lines of communication with your teen is critical. Here is an additional resource from Adolescent Counseling Services for those who would like support or helpful tips on how to do so.