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8-12 Resources​

Encouraging Your Teen to Face Fears

Fight, Flight, Freeze: Anxiety Explained for Teens (video): Explains how anxiety is a normal biological response – called “fight, flight, freeze” – that can be triggered inappropriately

Helping Your Teen Calm Their Mind and Body (PDF): Information for parents and caregivers on relaxation strategies for teens

Helping Your Teen Cope with Worries and Unhelpful Thinking (PDF): Strategies for parents and caregivers to help their teen manage worries

Overcoming My Fears: Exposure (PDF): Strategies for overcoming fears

Helping Your Teen Cope with Worries and Unhelpful Thinking

Challenge Negative Thinking (article): Questions to ask and a worksheet to help challenge negative thoughts or self-talk

How to Overcome Perfectionism (article): Explains the difference between high standards and perfectionism and provides steps for overcoming perfectionism

Problem Solve to Bust Stress (article): Provides parents and caregivers with simple steps for problem-solving

Telling Yourself Helpful Things (article): A tool for learning how to replace anxious thoughts with more helpful and comforting ones

Thinking Traps (article): Explains and provides examples of thinking traps

Supporting Your Teen with Fear of Public Speaking

Calm Breathing (audio): A variety of short meditations to help with relaxation

Coping with Public-Speaking Nerves (PDF): A resource for students to help them understand and cope with public speaking nerves

Encouraging Your Teen to Face Fears (PDF): Information for parents and caregivers to help them understand their teens’ fears; includes tips on helping teens face their fears

Presentation Rehearsal Checklist (article): Information for students on how to develop an effective presentation, tame presentation anxiety, and deliver a presentation well

Public Speaking (audio): A short meditation for building public speaking confidence 

Tense and Release (audio): A short meditation to help with relaxation

Helping Your Teen to Procrastinate Less

Getting Ahead of Procrastination (PDF): A resource for students to help them understand why they may procrastinate; offers tips for them to try instead

How to Overcome Perfectionism (article): Explains the difference between high standards and perfectionism, and provides steps for overcoming perfectionism

Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator (video): An entertaining explanation of why people procrastinate

Procrastination: Crash Course Study Skills #6 (video): Helps teens understand procrastination on a deeper level and offers some practical steps for overcoming it

Procrastination with Cristina Roman (podcast): The Teen Life Coach explains what procrastination is and how to overcome it

This Is How You Can Finally Get Something Done (article): A short article on how to complete tasks by organizing your time with the Pomodoro method

Supporting Your Teen with Test Anxiety

Helping Your Teen Calm Their Mind and Body (PDF): Information for parents and caregivers on relaxation strategies for teens

Helping Your Teen Cope with Worries and Unhelpful Thinking (PDF): Strategies for parents and caregivers to help their teen manage worries

Strategies for Dialing Down Test Anxiety (PDF): A resource for students with tips on reducing test anxiety

Test Anxiety (article): A resource intended to help students and parents better understand test anxiety; includes ways to help students cope with test anxiety and ultimately be successful in their courses (workbook also available as a downloadable PDF from Anxiety Canada)

Test Anxiety: Crash Course Study Skills #8 (video): Helpful tips and strategies for dealing with test anxiety

Helping Your Teen Calm Their Mind and Body

Audio Meditations (audio): A variety of short meditations to help with relaxation

Breathing Exercises to Calm Your Mind and Body (PDF): A resource for students on breathing exercises for relaxation

Breathr (app): Free app with guided mindfulness exercises

Guided Mindfulness Meditations (audio): Recordings by Dr. Dzung Vo

How to Do Progressive Muscle Relaxation (article): Information on progressive muscle relaxation

The Mindful Teen by Dr. Dzung Vo (book): Includes tips for teens on handling stress

Yoga for Teens (video): Yoga practice for teens from Yoga with Adriene

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