*My daughter received complimentary Invisalign ® treatment due to my collaboration with the brand, but all opinions are my own. Teenagers today are different than we were —less rebellious, more respectful of others —and with priorities we, their parents, might not even recognize. Researchers have been polling teenagers with the same questions —and some new ones— since the 1960s. And when a San Diego State psychology professor delved into the latest findings, she found today’s kids are actually growing up more slowly than we did in many ways. There’s a lot to like about how teens today are navigating the world. In many ways they’re better than we were!
One of the top teen New Year’s resolutions of 2019 is to “be happier.” It’s broad and it’s basic, but if you remember your own teenage angst, it makes a lot of sense. Here are four ways to help teens help themselves toward this worthy goal.