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Meaningful Resources for a Meaningful Life

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Every kid needs to know why they matter

Having a teenager in the house (or a group of them in a classroom) inevitably means conflict and tension. Frankly, they’re annoying. They’re desperate to carve their own path, do things...

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Kids don't want to be monitored- but too bad

No parent on earth doesn’t worry about their kids’ well-being. Specifically, they worry that the boundaries and guardrails they put up and around their kids will be sufficient to keep...

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Help kids make better friends

Friendships are everything to a kid. They’re more important than family, to be honest. The company a kid keeps will determine nearly everything: how they see themselves, their priorities and...

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Handing over the keys to a kid's future

Winston Churchill said, "The farther back you look, the further ahead you can see."

Most teens don't see very far into the future, though. How could they? They have much more pressing issues in the...

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Psychological Safety—Creating An Accepting Environment

 One of the best parts of the television show, The Office (US version), is the ridiculously colorful characters. They all work for a paper company in Scranton, but after that, they have...

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Psychological Safety - An Essential Ingredient to Adolescence

Everyone knows what it feels like to be emotionally or psychologically unsafe. Whether behind your back or right in front of you, if you feel the threat of judgment, picking picked on, ridiculed,...

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Clues to a Future Career Path—Beliefs

It's always tempting to steer a kid toward the most secure, stable career path possible. After all, if they can't take care of themselves, we're all in trouble at the end of the day. 

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Clues to a Future Career Path—Values

While working with a group of high school students last week through a workshop on finding clarity for their future, one of the kids said, "The biggest pressure I feel about my future is to pick...

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Helping a Kid Find Their Purpose in Life

There's an old adage that says something to the effect of: "Find what you're passionate about and you'll never work a day in your life." Have you ever said that to someone?

For previous...

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Exposing kids to possibilities

Every teenager goes through the exact same exploration journey as the baby bird in Dr. Seuss's Are You My Mother?. Unsure of their identity, community, or role, they search for a persona, values,...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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