The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disruptive force keenly felt by teenagers reliant on social connections with their peers and gaining independence from their parents.
Social distancing, lockdowns, and quarantining impacts teens differently from adults, and they can struggle to fully understand their impact.
Teen life coaches can help teenagers cope with the stresses brought on by the pandemic and COVID and show them how to successfully navigate through the regulations designed to stem its spread.
Use Technology to Stay Connected
Teenagers who benefit from teen life coaching sessions do not have to sacrifice their regular appointments when in lockdown or under quarantine. Life coaches can continue to provide a vital service by connecting with teens through technology such as live video conferencing or chat software. In this way, a teen can continue to get the support and help they need to deal with the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Helping Teenagers Cope with Mental Health Issues
A life coach understands how anxiety functions and can help struggling teenagers cope with elevated anxiety levels brought on by COVID that may be causing issues with their studies and home life.
Part of coping with anxiety is recognizing the physical and mental symptoms. A life coach can help your teen understand their triggers and talk them through their reactions so they can reduce the impact of anxiety in the future.
Other issues brought on by the pandemic that teenagers will feel more deeply than their parents are isolation and loneliness. Schools often provide support, but it’s difficult for them to stay in touch during a lockdown or when a child is going through quarantine.
Teen life coaches can throw socially distanced or quarantined kids a lifeline when they are suddenly cut off from their usual services.
The future has never been certain, but the COVID-19 may be spreading more anxiety through the teenage population than they can cope with on their own. A teen life coach can help teens focus on the things they can control, develop coping mechanisms, and remain positive despite the additional challenges.