Handling Teens Who Are Acting Out During The Pandemic

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They need their peers more than you

“Peer interactions and freedom are some of the most important things to teenagers at this point in their lives,” explains Cofield. “Having stricter rules can lead to them experiencing a loss of control that could lead to them acting out and doing the things mentioned above. Being stuck at home is especially difficult because of the lack of peer interactions they may have, especially for those doing online school. Friendships may suffer due to the lack of interaction and cause them to experience more loneliness without having someone to relate to or connect with. Online school could also make learning more difficult for them and cause them to fall behind which could impact them mentally and academically.”

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