Today I was in my online class, my mom walked by and saw me moving my mouse and hit me hard in my arm and I have a red arm mark. She took my phone and tv and punish me for 5 years and I’m only 13.
- So many things are different right now it can be very frustrating for everyone. I’m not sure anyone was really ready for what online school and social distancing would bring us and for how long. The TeenCentral community is proud of you for taking on these new and difficult tasks. We know it can be very overwhelming.
- It’s important that is you ever feel you are in danger to reach out to someone for help. You can always text “HELLO” to 741-741 anytime of day to get assistance. Your emotional and physical safety is our number one concern.
- Having someone to talk to about some of your big emotions is important. Since you are in online school, is there a teacher or guidance counselor that you can email or reach out to over Zoom? If you feel like you can’t talk to anyone at school, is there an older peer or sibling that can listen to what is going on? Reach out to them and let them know how you’re feeling at home.
- When you are feeling overwhelmed by your emotions try finding a safe space to be by yourself. This can be somewhere quiet in your house where you can clear your head. Sit in that place for a few minutes and take some deep breaths. Try doing this a couple times a day even. It may help.
- Taking care of yourself is really important in these uncertain times. Find a safe way to get some fresh air. Go for a walk with a safe friend, or try a new exercise. These things may seem small, but can lift your mood so much.