Girls and Stress: A Conversation about Teen Stress with Psychologist and Author Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler
When young girls enter adolescence, they report high levels of stress and self-doubt about school, extracurricular activities, friendships and their appearance. What factors contribute to teen stress and how is it different for girls and boys? Most important, what can we do to ease the stress and help our girls find more joy and confidence during this important time in their lives? Psychologist Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler has focused her career on women, teen girls and other-daughter relationships, and addresses teen stress directly in her latest book, Stress Sucks: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Managing School, Friends & Life. She joins Marti & Erin this week for a heartfelt exploration of the complicated lives of girls today.
How did this Mom Enough discussion of stress in adolescent girls match the experiences of girls in your family? What steps do you think we could take at home, in school or in communities to ease the pressure girls feel? Leave a comment below!