Teen behavior, especially during COVID-19, can be thought of as an iceberg. You may see more fighting, refusing, and defiance than typical. Like the iceberg, there is more to this behavior than meets the eye! Your teenager may be experiencing a disconnection, worry, or helplessness "below the surface", so to speak. Below you will find links to helpful resources.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the "process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions" (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). CASEL provides many resources to help families understand SEL and utilize it with their teens!
Links to SEL Resources for Parents:
"If you’ve ever wondered why your teen acts the way they do, or if you have difficulty determining if their behavior is “normal” or worrisome, this is the place for you! We will demystify the teen brain, give you some specific behaviors to monitor, and dispel common myths about teens"