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Generation Z and Anxiety - What Parents Need to Know

Did you know that Generation Z, America’s youngest adults, those between the ages of 15-21, are most likely to report poor mental health? The American Psychological Association’s (APA) 12th annual Stress in America survey (August 2018) indicates that teens these days are not only dealing with daily stressors and anxieties related to school, friends, and family, but they are also struggling with fears related to safety, powerlessness, political unrest, and countless other national and global issues. Given these difficult circumstances, parenting Gen Z teens can be one of the most challenging and emotionally trying experiences. Christine Carter from Mindful magazine shares several helpful mindful approaches parents can practice to better understand their stressed-out teen’s needs.

The Benefits of Solitude

When was the last time you were truly alone? In today’s booming society, there have been some amazing innovations in technology that increase communication and learning, informing the user with a buzz of incoming news. Unfortunately, the consistent stream of notifications and reminders have made it much more difficult to remember to carve out a moment for yourself during the day.

Summertime Fun and Mindfulness with Kids

It’s easy to fall into a bit of a rut over the Summer, looking for ways to keep your kids entertained. Try to think outside the box, looking to local community offerings and adventures right in your own back yard. For example, teaching your kids mindfulness in nature is easy and has amazing benefits, including reduced anxiety and increased concentration.

Learning How to “Let Go” of Your Anxiety

In his book, Full Living Catastrophe: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. provides a metaphor to describe the challenges many of us face with the act of “letting go” of thoughts and feelings that cause us anxiety, pain, and suffering in our lives.