“Back to School” has always been met with a bit of ambivalence, especially from our young people. This fall “back to school” has a whole new meaning. And for many families, that meaning is, as yet, unknown.
Whether you are starting your college career or returning to campus, the prospect of what’s next is daunting. The uncertainties are as vast as the speed with which our lives are changing. As summer comes to a close, schools are still finalizing whether classes will be remote, in person or a hybrid. Questions about what dorm life - and your social life - will look like come fall may be buzzing through your mind. As you think about your life in the fall semester, here are some tips to help you manage in navigating the uncertainty in going back to campus.
Are you frustrated that you know people who need help, but you can’t do anything from your house? If you are feeling helpless as you scroll through your IG feed or see the news, finding ways to help others during this time can actually be beneficial to your sense of self and your mental health.
While we feel the stress as parents, employees, and people, we cannot compare anything we have experienced in our past to what our teens and tweens are going through now. Here are some tips to maintain your own equilibrium.
Rapper T.I. is being criticized after recently revealing that he asks his daughter's doctor if her hymen is intact. His behavior, and obsession, over his daughter’s virginity is more than troubling – it also goes against what we stand for at Response for Teens.
Congratulations to all the teen participants and adult leaders on another successful Operation Snowball 2019! At the end of February teens from across Chicagoland came together to participate in Operation Snowball, our annual winter teen retreat planned entirely by teens.