What should I do if my teen is having trouble fitting in at school?
Got a teen who's feeling left out? Watch this video featuring psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein to learn an easy way to help her fit in.
It's important for teens to recognize that their friendships may be more fluid and less static like they might have been when they were younger.
So you still want to encourage them to be engaged and involved in activities they really enjoy. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Teenagers often have a hard time fitting in at school because this is a time when everybody's really identifying who they are and their identities change a ton.
So they might have a group of friends on Monday that changes by the following Monday.
So it's important for teens to recognize that their friendships may be more fluid and less static like they might have been when they were younger.
So you still want to encourage them to be engaged and involved IN activities they really enjoy, and not to give them up.
Oftentimes, those are the places that they're going to really be connected to people who have similar interests to them. When they quit playing softball, they lose a support system
that they might have had. If they decide they want to go play guitar, they're starting fresh. So you want to figure out how to help them keep a foundation of positive people in their lives.
If they don't have that, help them figure out what it is they want to be involved in. If they want to pick up guitar and they've never done anything else, encourage that so they
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