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Parents and Teenage Anxiety

Why are some people able to (or seem to be able to) get this parenting thing so easy while others are stuck and feel like we cant do it? My name is Helen, founder of Helen Stephens Coaching and the Teen Sprit Programme, which now includes the new workshop for Parents of Teens with Anxiety and I help parents with teenagers and young adults to remove the anxiety and overwhelm from their lives as a family unit and gain confidence, freedom and control back into their everyday.

I want to share with you a path for creating the family life you have been trying so hard to bring back and to support you and your teen with the anxiety and overwhelm. Whether this is in homelife, school life or socialising. Once you get this down, you’ll start experiencing the transformation very quickly. Children and Teens don’t hold onto the past like we do at this point as they have less life experience and we can support to change their self belief and self confidence quicker than we can when we are adults. Last week I sent out an email asking for your top question about anxiety in your teens and I was completely overwhelmed by the response. I wanted to write a to show you a little about how to achieve solution. Trying to achieve desired transformation isn’t always as simple as people sometimes make it seem. It comes with its challenges. That’s why I’m going to demystify the process of the work required to achieve the transformation and make it simple and easy to work on, which is going to save you a lot of time/money/frustration, guilt, etc.

When I first encountered teenagers and anxiety, I didn’t know what to do… I hated feeling like I couldn’t help, I needed to do something to parents. As a new parent a few years I could see that support was needed from early on to help build resilience and self-belief in children and teens before they get to adulthood. What I discovered was by condensing some of my longer programme into a smaller more bitesize workshops and classes, this would help parents with the first steps. It has helped with children and even new mums and their babies. It is all the same concept just adapted for you. This process was unexpected but worked really well, and that opened the door to helping teenagers such as those in my mini mindfulness classes and 121 clients.

Imagine if you were able to navigate this Christmas with ease and without many of the arguments that are occurring everyday now that are so common among parents and their children.


In this blog I want to deep dive into the Listen step so that you can immediately have a result from that step.

More importantly, however, is that you will open yourself up to learning the other steps so that you can finally start to build that relationship again. [Then do a deeper dive teaching on a problem/solution that relates to the overall transformation. If you surveyed your list and have questions, address the top question your audience had when they replied to your survey.]

So imagine for a second what it would feel like to experience this kind of transformation yourself and how much you would like your child to get that feeling of self confidence again. To know that they feel they can come to you when they need and the communication and trust is put back, almost like when they were small, and they needed you.