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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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Don't wait for your kids to talk about their future

Most adults learn the subtle art of not being annoying to a teenager. Some are better at it than others. Some can't help but nag, nag, nag. 

Do you know what teenagers find most annoying?...

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Beyond passive—how to help your kids with their future

As I look back at my teenage years, I can't remember more than a couple of conversations I had with my parents about my future plans. I'm sure there were more; I just don't remember them. But...

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How do I help my kid plan for the future? Don't do this!

Nothing matters more to me in life than who my kids become when they grow up. Not my golf game, business success, or lawn health (and those are my big three!). My utmost ambition is who they...

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How do I help a kid plan for their future? The 9 Mistakes Parents and Teachers Make.

Subject: How do you help a kid plan for their future?

 

Our oldest kid, our son, who’s now a sophomore in high school, has passed that inevitable threshold where the topic of his future...

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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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