How to Learn Distress Tolerance Skills
High school comes with a lot of stress and many emotional highs and lows. The level of stress during the teen years fluctuates from day to day. It can produce a variety of emotions.
Teens can certainly feel anxious about upcoming events or social situations, but that anxiety shouldn’t be overwhelming. If anything, the level of teen anxiety should balance out with the level of positive emotions.
If you are worried that your teen’s anxiety is becoming difficult to bear, reach out for help. Teens need to learn how to manage their stress levels to tolerate distress and face hard situations.
Teenage boys who experience an unhealthy level of distress and anxiety at their traditional school often benefit from attending a therapeutic boarding school where they can learn new distress tolerance skills.