We talk a lot about SMART goals for teens on this website and on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages because we are big believers in everyone’s ability to improve their chances of success. But, I also realize that learning how to define each goal as
This summer is flying by! At least that’s what it feels like at our house. It seems like the end of school only gave way to tired teens and tired parents. We tried to give our kids time to recover, sleeping in, extra time with their friends, knowing that the first month they would still be pretty busy with tennis camps, dance competitions, chores, and family activities. And now we’re halfway through the summer, and it seems that we’ve fallen into some bad habits of too much time in front of electronics, and maybe not enough motivation to get away from them.
Wouldn’t it be great to get your tween or teen to use some of their summer to work on a Genius Project that builds on a passion or something they’re curious about?
Teens are told all the time to find a passion, find their sense of purpose. But that’s not so easy to do without some serious self-reflection. Is your teen having trouble figuring out what makes them truly happy? A vision
Grit and a Growth Mindset are more important in determining success than talent or IQ Have you been hearing a lot about grit and perseverance but don’t know how to help your teen develop grit? Grit and growth mindset have
Does your teen need help learning to organize and prioritize their work? Executive functioning skills are the key! It seems like every teenager has trouble planning their day around their homework, sports activities, or just plain getting things done. But,
Your teen can only work so hard before burnout Balancing success and burnout puts teens in a difficult situation. School and extracurriculars are more competitive than ever. When applying to an elite university a 4.0 isn’t special anymore. A varsity letter on a jacket is no
Shared Concern, Common Goal These days, it seems like we are always talking to parents who have a shared concern. They want their teen to make progress on big goals but are unsure how much responsibility they can handle. There
Hard work isn’t enough. You’re not pushing your teen (or yourself) simply for the sake of doing so. You want your teen to be successful and achieve their goals. But what if your teen is going about this one arm
Adapting to a Demanding World Today’s world is so different than 20 years ago. There are higher expectations for accomplishing great things at an earlier age. Getting straight A’s to get into a great college are just the beginning. Every teen