One lesson our teens need to hear and understand is that they do not know it all, nor have all the answers.
It is hard for teens who are developing their intellect and own sense of self-worth to admit they don’t understand something. It is easier on their ego to pretend to be right and argue about how than to just ask someone else for help to understand.
It is vital that teens not only rely on their own intelligence but also be open to learning from others. It is so important they learn to seek advice, insights, and perspectives from peers, teachers, and mentors.
It also promotes a growth mindset, which is the belief that abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort and learning. This mindset is particularly relevant for teenagers as they navigate their educational journey and own personal development.
Teens need to be open to learning from others, collaborating, and seeking knowledge beyond their own experiences. It promotes a holistic approach to personal growth and development.
Asking for help, painful as it can be sometimes, is less painful than finding themselves drowning without a life preserver to save them.