Handling Teens Who Are Acting Out During The Pandemic

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Encourage routine and self-care

“For those teenagers who already might suffer from some form of mental illness, parents should be even more mindful in monitoring their behaviors and symptoms. If they are on medication, be sure they are continuing to take it,” advises Cofield. “Be sure they are continuing to keep up with hygiene as well. Sometimes depression manifests in poor hygiene and you might notice they are not showering, brushing their teeth, or changing clothes. Whatever mental illness they may have had, just be particularly mindful of any increase of the symptoms they had before.”

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