Kay Entrekin, MD, an Atlanta obstetrician-gynecologist, is also the parent of two teenage daughters.
She coaches parents and teens on how to communicate through a program titled “Puberty Rocks.” Though the balance isn’t easy to strike, she says a teenage girl needs guidance more than she needs another buddy.
Grades, friends, dating, competitive sports, family conflicts and other situations can be nerve-racking.
But when anxiety is excessive, irrational, or stands in a teenager’s way of achieving their goals and functioning in a healthy way, an anxiety disorder may be the cause.
Follow these steps to help your daughter talk often with you about the issues she’s dealing with.
Biofeedback — During biofeedback sessions, sensors placed on the body measure how the individual responds to stress.