21 Ways in 21 Days to Think Differently
by Confessions of a PsykoTherapist.
This resource was designed for teachers, parents, school counselors & mental health counselors working with tweens and teens.
In this resource you will discover 21 activities designed specifically for the tween's and teen's brain; activities they will likely be interested in following through to completion and even discussion.
The activities are designed to encourage outside of the box thinking through assertiveness building exercises such as:
1. methods for exploring self-identity,
2. appropriately questioning themselves and others,
3. mindfulness strategies,
4. compassionate awareness,
5. professionally challenging the status quo,
6. satisfying the brain's dopamine demand (huge for tweens & teens)
7. leadership skills building,
8. and, appropriate discussion to integrate their experiences.
This resource was created with the tween and teenage brain in mind. Teenagers are simply 'adults in training'; their brains are changing everyday; they are unpredictable but predictable at the same time.
The brain in this developmental stage is on a very determined mission. Tweens and teens often engage in extreme and impulsive behaviors because they are learning and growing, developing SELF through reactions to their extreme behaviors and their unique & persistent questioning of everything. A tweenager and teenager engaging in this behavior are simply doing what the brain is demanding of them.
Teachers, parents, school counselors and mental health counselors can assist tweenagers & teenagers in this exploration by giving them permission to question everything through these '21 Ways' of guided activities. We have the opportunity to nurture their development by guiding and assisting them while they learn, and using subjects and topics they are interested in discussing and debating.
Tweens & teens are full of great ideas and questions; our job is to help nurture and guide their enthusiasm; using this resource will help you do that!!