Episode 9: Understand Your Kids For Who They Are, with Elizabeth Jensen

February 15, 2017

Elizabeth Jensen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she has practiced for the last 16 years. Her work includes mental health services to children and their caregivers, parenting coaching and education, educational advocacy and graduate field education. She is also the mother to three girls.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The biggest challenges facing teens today (like anxiety and relationship issues)
  • Why kids need a break after school and strategies for them to ‘refresh’
  • Understanding kids for who they are and not who we hoped they’d be
  • How to deal with kids who have separation issues
  • The amount of information facing teens today and what to do about
  • The downside too much technology and not enough social contact
  • Why the worst cyberbullying happens between 1-3 AM
  • Addiction to social media
  • Using Common Sense Media when making decisions around ‘what to let your kids watch’
  • Tips for teaching your kids to handle their own emotions and self-regulate