really interesting article in the Sat Tel this weekend on how to raise happy teenagers.
the thing that really hit home for me was the final paragraph:
“In the modern world we don’t have the luxury of not teaching our children to manage their feelings,” says Grew. “The internet and social media age more or less insists they have a self-regulating response to the temptations of smoking, porn, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol or drugs. Without that skill, they are just so vulnerable.”
learning to manage feelings without using alcohol or food to do it? I’m only just starting to learn that myself. better late than never…
do you manage your feelings better if you are sober now? and what helps you to do so? any thoughts gratefully appreciated!