It’s OK to Ask for Help
(from SOS4Students Director Beth Samuelson)
Our experience shows that many students with Executive Function challenges try to handle things on their own and attempt to shield their parents and teachers from their struggles. Keeping these difficult feelings and experiences secret and inside can create additional levels of anxiety and overwhelm for teens that compound difficulties rather than alleviate them.
Talk to your teen. Encourage your student to talk about subjects and challenges to promote an environment where it’s OK to ask for help. Your students don’t need to take your word for it. Share the helpful infographic and Coach’s Tip (below) from SOS4Students coach Vivian.
It’s a sign of strength to admit you need help and to ask for it . . . and remember, we’re always here for you and your student.
Tip from SOS4Students’ Coach Vivian:
Don’t be afraid to ask teachers, school administrators, and fellow peers questions in order to clear up any doubts you may have. If you are feeling overwhelmed, remember to reach out to those around you and count on your support system. There are a lot of people rooting for you to succeed!