Yes! Yes! Yes! Share this quote with your teens because it is as raw and true as it gets. Playing the victim does nothing for them. It impacts their mental health, how they are viewed by others and over time how they view themselves. Failure sucks! Own it, learn from it and grow from … [Read more...] about DON’T BE THE VICTIM
This is a hard one for teens but truly life changing when they can master it. I tell the teens I work with all the time, the most liberating day of your life will be the day you learn not to give a crap about what others think and just be your authentic self. This is not so easy with social … [Read more...] about CONFIDENCE
One of the biggest skills that teens struggle with is the ability to communicate their needs or feelings. Often this may be due to a fear of rejection or failure. Other times, they may be upset at someone and instead of asking a question for clarity on why something happened, they just … [Read more...] about EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
IS FAILURE BAD?
A wise statement from a wise man! Imagine if he gave up after the British struggled in WW2 fighting the Axis forces. Failure is the only way we grow! The more we fail the more we grow! I cannot emphasize enough the importance of teaching this lesson to our teens. As a parent, I … [Read more...] about IS FAILURE BAD?
WHAT IS YOUR TEENS SUPERPOWER?
What a great quote! When I read this quote, it confirms that we are all capable of being heroes. If you ask your teen how they view heroes, do you think they would see it like Christopher Reeves? Would they envision some super power that sets one person above others? The truth is they all … [Read more...] about WHAT IS YOUR TEENS SUPERPOWER?
TEENS AND CHANGE
Change is uncomfortable for teens. There are many fears associated with change. Fear of failure, fear of the unknown and most prevalent a fear of what others may think. The truth is change is inevitable, they cannot stop it. They may be able to avoid it but it will eventually … [Read more...] about TEENS AND CHANGE
Teens have so much more pressure and access to information than we ever did growing up, which increases anxiety and stress and is a leading factor in Youth Mental Health struggles. Much of this anxiety is self imposed based on belief systems they develop through their peers and what they see in … [Read more...] about MANAGING ANXIETY
CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT DEFINE YOU
Another great lesson for our teens. Circumstances happen in life. A bad grade, a fight with a friend, not making the sports team or getting the part. It is very easy for our teens to just be angry and upset and find others to blame for the circumstance they find themselves in. This … [Read more...] about CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT DEFINE YOU