Positive Thinking for Teens: Tools to Improve Mood, Build Self-Esteem and Motivation with Katie Hurley
December 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
For teens these days, it seems as if one stressor fades into the next, and kids and parents alike are running on empty. Being a teen can be an emotional roller coaster. Young people feel overwhelmed by unrealistic expectations from their friends, family, social media feed, teachers, and even themselves. It is normal for them to have thoughts and feelings such as “I’ll never measure up.” This free event is open to the public and anyone can join. Katie Hurley, LCSW, and child and adolescent psychotherapist, will talk about how parents and educators can identify the symptoms of stress and anxiety and understand how to help when teens struggle. Hurley will help adults understand the role personality type plays in how young people interact with the world around them, process stressful situations, and cope with obstacles. She will help guide parents and educators away from the “fix it” role and into a “support” role, in order to begin practicing positive, empathic communication to help young people succeed.
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