(Video) Building Resilience in Youth and Young Adults; What Parents Can Do

1280 720 Dr Rozina Lakhani

Recently a parent asked me how she can help her children build resilience.  Her children are 10, 15, and 20 yrs old. One of them also struggles with mild depression. 

Nowadays everyone is feeling more stressed due to social isolation necessary for pandemic control. But our youth and young adults are especially affected because friends are so important at this age. It can lead to depression and anxiety for many. 

She asked; How can parents help their children, especially if they are teenagers or college students, build resilience to changes and challenges in life. If you are a caring parent who would like to help her or his children cope better with stress, improve mild depression, and be their best despite all the challenges, then you are in the right place.

In this episode of Happy and Healthy Mind with Dr. Rozina, I discussed how parents can help their children prevent or deal with stress by cultivating resilience.

Check out this video to discover some practical tools and techniques that you can do to help your children become more resilient and help them deal properly with the negative effects of stress.

In this video, you will learn:

0:00 min: Introduction

2:33 min: Why is it important to build resilience and learn how to manage stress?

3:36 min: What are the different levels of stress?

5:16 min: Why does mild depression get missed in youth?

6:17 min: How does mild depression differ from stress?

8:46 min: What is the role of parents in stress management for the youth?

9:24 min Tip #1: Learn and Be Aware 

9:36 min Tip #2: Listen Non-Judgmentally

10:18 min Tip #3: Be a Role Model

11:00 min: Can people use depression as an excuse for bad behavior?

Tips for parents

  1. Help your children understand that having depression is not under their control but what they do about it is.
  2. Understand what your child is going through, listen to them, assess their behavior, and provide help and support
  3. Validate your child’s feelings

12:52 min: Tools for parents to help manage their kids’ stress reactivity and mild depression

13:04 min: Stress to Joy Formula (CPR)

  • Step 1: Calm – What can a person do to calm the mind?
  • Step 2: Process

16:56 min: What can a person do for thought training or mindset training? 

17:13 min: Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence explained – How to map out the things you cannot control (Circle of Concern) vs. things you can control (Circle of Influence) and how to make your Circle of Influence bigger

19:50 min: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy explained

  • Step 3: Respond 

22:37 min: What can a person do to change his/her behavior?

27:00 min: What if symptoms continue? What is the next level of care?

27:45 min: What can happen if parents don’t help their children build resilience?

30:50 min: Special of the day – Increasing Resilience by increasing Balance in Your Emotional Coping Account

Also, in this video, I shared the following resources which could be helpful in the assessment, prevention, and intervention for stress and depression:

The “Depressed or Just Sad Quiz” can help determine the category of the stress that one is feeling. You may check it out here: https://youtu.be/WpS5HTDUUV0

Taking the “Mental Health First Aid Course” can help parents prevent their children from falling into the pit of depression. It teaches them how to identify the emotional issues of children and proper interventions to help them overcome stress. Watch this video to know more about Mental Health First Aid: https://youtu.be/iUWP55wpELc

5 Wellness Practices for people with Depression and Anxiety link: https://youtu.be/m3gYraxx1wM

  • Good Nutrition
  • Good Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Social Connectedness

How Stress to Joy program can help: https://youtu.be/A3xi2N_GwPs

To get the FREE Download of the Powerpoint for this program, 

  • text “Joyful” to 38470 or
  • Join the Facebook group; ‘Happy and Healthy Mind with Dr. Rozina’ here; http://bit.ly/HHMwDRG

So, did you watch the video yet? Click here to view it now: https://youtu.be/LAnE5TYUZiw

Did you learn some practical tools from this program that you can apply in your life?

Let me know. 

Also, if you found value in this program, share it with people you care about. 

By doing so, you will share the mission of transforming stress, preventing Depression, and spreading health and happiness. 

Remember, every day is a new day; an opportunity to get better. Everyday, strive to be 1% better than the previous day. You can do it.

Dedicated to your health and happiness, 

Dr. Rozina

P.S: I invite you to join me for the upcoming episode of Happy and Healthy Mind with Dr. Rozina on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 11 am Pacific Time. 

We will be discussing  “Maintaining A Balanced Lifestyle; From Workaholic to Balanced Life; Rebecca’s Story“. 

Now you can join on your favorite platform: 

Youtube: https://bit.ly/BLRSYTL or

Facebook: https://bit.ly/DrlFbL

If you would like a text reminder two hours before the program, text JOYFUL to the number 38470 now, and we will be happy to send you the reminder and resources link.

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