When kids are stressed, they sometimes resort to self-destructive behaviors including self-injury, otherwise known as cutting. Even if you think your child would never deliberately hurt herself, you should still make sure she's learning the tools she needs now, and going forward, to handle life on life's terms. Ideally you'll model healthy tension-busters yourself. For instance, when you've had a super-crazy workday, ask your daughter to go for a walk with you so you can clear your head. Read on for other soothing techniques to suggest teens try.
There's no better stress reliever than a good giggle. Encourage your kid to call, text or get together with her support buddies—people who consistently treat her with respect and kindness—when she needs a pick-me-up.