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Take a moment to think about what’s preoccupying your thoughts today. Worried about something? Muscles a little tense? How ya doing on stress management?
Everyone has stress at some level. It’s natural. And it comes from a million different sources. But for parents of teens, the hassle meter peaks a little higher than normal! Constant emotional tension, agitation and conflict can kick it up a few notches.
So mom and dad, make a conscious effort to manage the pressure. Figure out how to combat that nagging tension you feel between your shoulders. Exercise. Get away. Laugh a little. Take a Sabbath.
Keeping yourself healthy will actually defuse family stress. And who knows? Maybe you’ll all begin laughing again!
©2012 Mark Gregston www.parentingtodaysteens.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 1-866-700-3264
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