Being the parent of a teenager is a challenge on a good day. But parenting teens during a pandemic raises a whole new set of issues.
Our kids are stressed and scared. They are missing out on sports, graduations and prom. They are adjusting to online school and missing their friends.
And honestly, most parents I know are feeling the same way; stressed, scared and isolated.
So how do you be the best possible parent during a time of crisis? You turn to the experts!
I asked a few of my blogger friends for their best advice on parenting teens during a pandemic and compiled it here for you. There is a ton of excellent information and I’m sure you will find something to help you and your teens.
Ideas to keep your teens (and you) entertained
The Ultimate Quarantine Bucket List For Teenagers This article had 89 fresh ideas to keep them busy, active and learning.
101 Things Teens Can Do When They Are Stuck At Home No more cries of, “I’m bored.” With over one hundred ideas, there is sure to be something on this list that will catch your teen’s attention.
And here is one for the parents, with ideas of things to do, with or without your teenager What To Do When You Are Quarantined With Teenagers
To make parenting teens during a pandemic a little easier
12 Genius Ways Teens Can Hang Out With Friends Online Friends are important to teenagers and not being able to see them is one of the most difficult parts of all of this. This article gives your teen a few different options to virtually “hang out” with their friends.
Exercise will get the endorphins flowing and put everyone in a better mood. Here are eleven different ways to get your teens moving. Home Exercises for QuaranTEENS
When your teens won’t listen to your advice
Coronavirus Quarantine Do’s and Don’ts For Teenagers Are you looking for an easy list of do’s and don’t for your teenager? Or maybe just looking for someone other than you to tell them that they can’t leave the house right now?
Defiant Teenagers and Quarantine Advice from a psychologist on how to address defiant behavior regarding the quarantine.
Articles to make you feel better while parenting teens during a pandemic
A must read if you have a high school senior in your life. Don’t Feel Bad For My Senior Year
Why We Need A Little Christmas Right This Very Minute How a holiday attitude can make life a little brighter
To address everyone’s mental health
Check out this article if you don’t know how to handle their questions right now. 7 Ways To Support Kids and Teens Through The Coronavirus Pandemic
When “It’s Going To Be Ok” Just Isn’t Cutting It This insightful piece has excellent advice on how to parent your teens through the pandemic.
If you have come across another great article for parenting teens during a pandemic, we would love to hear about it! Email me at TheEvilMommyBlog@gmail.com so I can share it with everyone.
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