As children grow and encounter all the life altering experiences they go through, it becomes harder to keep unity and communication between one another especially when it comes to the teenage years. Within this book are 12 activities specifically designed to work directly with teens. If you are at a point where you feel it is hard to get your teens to open up and share what is happening within their lives these activities are perfect for you.
Topics include learning how to work through troubling situations or pressures within life and how to effectively solve problems. This will be done by introducing teens to healthier choices and a better understanding of what it means to take true accountability for their actions.
Teens will also learn healthier ways to manage and cope with feelings and healthy ways to communicate and process what they are feeling; Will learn ways to build self-esteem and self respect and gain a better understanding of who they are and how to create a healthy sustainable path for their future.
When working with teens it is crucial to allow them the time or to take certain time within a day to show them that you are there for them and are willing to simply listen. Let them know that you are open to discuss any topic without getting upset, judging or criticizing what they have to say.
This book is also unique as it not only includes the 12 new teen activities but it also has 8 of the most effective activities from books one and two of, “Bringing Back Unity and Communication into the Family.” You are getting the best of all three books within this one.
One of the most important things for each of these projects to be effective is to keep an open mind and be truthful with the teens and yourself. If you open up to them they will do the same. Show them that it’s okay to express your feelings and thoughts. Don’t be quick to dismiss what’s being said or play it off as if it is no big deal. What we can handle as adults is very different than what kids can. The little things to us can be pretty huge to them.
The most important thing of all is to just have fun getting to spend time with them and learning more about them. Rebuilding family unity and opening the lines of communication is the key to a happy, healthy family. I hope you enjoy the activities.