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 board for teens could be the key to unleashing their dreams!
A vision board that shows them their dreams NOW, like going to a specific university, playing varsity sports, getting the lead in a school play, or publishing a website or podcast, can be a very powerful tool for self-motivation.
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 been the key buzzwords from schools and educators in the last few years. But, for those of us not in the school system, we may be left with lots of questions.
Does my teen have grit?
How do I know if my teen has grit?
If my child doesn’t have grit, can it be developed?
If my child needs help developing grit, how can I help?
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, we are not born with organizational and planning skills! But with a little patience and practice kids of all ages can develop skills appropriate for their age.
Creating an easy to follow system can play a big role in bringing your teen around to complete their work, while reducing the stress they feel from being overwhelmed. So they can get ready to get more done!
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
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 needs to perform highly in sports, music, or drama. They also need to make sure they stand out in their extracurricular activities with special talents and leadership skills. Learning how to set and work towards SMART goals could be the key to success!
But, no one teaches teens how to get all of this done. They don’t know how to define goals in a way that they improve their chances of success. This means they’re on their own to learn how to get organized and stay focused, while juggling many challenges with very limited time.