Part II: Parenting Teens with Anxiety

Episode #20 Continues our 2-show series on Teens with Anxiety by focusing on parenting. Psychotherapist Debra Sloss is joined by Jenny Shain, the parent of two children with serious anxiety that required residential treatment and Santa Cruz psychologist Sheilah Siegel, Ph.D. to discuss the strategies and challenges of raising teens with anxiety. Jenny discusses what it is like parenting these teens and what she has learned. Dr. Siegel shares warning signs, ways to talk with your teen, and strategies and approaches to support them. We also discuss the effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on Jenny’s family, and Dr. Siegal discusses some of the expected impacts on teens with pre-existing anxiety. To learn more, listen to last month’s show Part 1: Teens with Anxiety (episode 19).