Working parents face challenges at every stage of raising children, but helping teenagers become happy, confident adults amidst today’s social, political and media influences can feel especially overwhelming.
The health of teens is top of mind, as recent reports show that levels of depression, anxiety, ADHD and eating disorders are on the rise. Over one-third of high school students have suffered from poor mental health in the last few years, and half said they feel sad and hopeless on a regular basis, according to the CDC. For working parents and caretakers, investing the time to understand and help manage these issues is important, but difficult as they juggle busy work schedules, lack of access to care, and suffer from exhaustion themselves. A study by The Ohio State University found that 66% of working parents met the criteria for burnout, with those who had children under 18 with a mental