Parenting teens in a normal world is complicated at the best of times. Throw in a pandemic and lockdown, and it's a whole new ball game. For most of us, knowing how to support our teens has become more challenging, and oftentimes intense. (On a good note, for some parents it's become easier and better).
Your teen is probably experiencing a wide array of big emotions these days, everything from feeling cheated (they didn't have their graduation and they miss their friends), to anxious and angry, or disappointed and depressed. Some teens might be feeling relief or joy. None of this is wrong! Of course all of this impacts a parent's state of mind!
On Thursday, May 21 at 9pm, join us on the YMC Facebook page for a frank discussion with Dr. Christine Sloss, a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, youth, parents, families, couples and adults. Dr. Sloss will answer all of your questions to help you and your teen navigate these stressful times.
By the end of the Q&A, we're hoping you better understand the big emotions you and your teen may be feeling to help navigate these new parenting waters.
Dr. Christine Sloss is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, youth, parents, families, couples and adults. She treats clients struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, emotional dysregulation, addictions, trauma, relationship issues, and family or parenting challenges. After completing her Ph.D. in Chicago, Christine worked for several years at CAMH, prior to moving into private practice. She founded Broadview Psychology in 2009, a large clinic with sites in Toronto and Stouffville, that provides a variety of services to individuals and their families across the lifespan. Broadview Psychology has a particular specialization in providing comprehensive DBT, primarily with children, adolescents and young adults and their parents.
Christine loves her work, and is passionate about helping young people and families to be as healthy and resilient as possible. She acknowledges that her learning has occurred not just through formal education, but also through her experiences working with many clients and with being a parent herself. Christine is the proud mother of three adolescent children, aged 18, 16 and 14. Outside of work, Christine enjoys playing games, reading, listening to music, baking, hiking, canoeing and hanging out with her partner, children, and friends.