Orange County teenagers are under a lot of pressure. Period.
Our teenagers are expected to attend a prestigious university, keep up with social media, perform in a sport, actively attend church, and do well in school. What is difficult is that all those things are really good things, and yet maybe it’s too much. How do you say no to a good thing? This is really challenging for parents too because we are given the doomsday speech if any of these things are dropped. Yikes! What a conundrum!
Here are my thoughts on that after spending thousands of hours counseling Orange County teenagers:
Helping teens grow and families improve connection,
Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT