Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sue Scheff: Finding Your Teens Passion

What do you want to do when you grow up? There are many grown-ups that are still trying to answer that question.

Helping your teen find their passion in life can help them to stay on a positive road to a better future.  Getting involved in clubs, sports, organizations, volunteering and more can motivate your teenagers and build their self-confidence.

Starting at a young age, learning that everything they do in life matters is part of knowing that you have a purpose.  Encourage your teens to find out what they really love and help them achieve their goals.
Some great tips from author of The Path to Purpose and professor, William Damon:
  • Communicate that everything your child does matters.
  • Watch for their spark of interest. Every child has at least one.
  • Nurture a positive outlook.
  • Provide knowledge and social capital – help your child find the information or resources that he or she needs to pursue an interest.
Bill Damon is a professor at Stanford University and a national expert on nurturing purpose, passion and ethics in our youth.

Be an educated parent, you will have happier and healthier teens.

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