15 Ways to Help Teens Belong

Kudos to ‘Chris’ on the Understanding Teenagers website for a great article entitled 15 Ways to Help Teenagers Feel Like They Matter which is all about helping teenagers feel they belong, understand their identity and make a difference in the world.

Central to the adolescent journey is the daunting task of discovering and owning an adult identity. Our identity is made up of many facets. Some of the most significant are; knowing we matter to others, having our contribution valued, and and being entrusted with responsibility for something or someone.

This journey can be scary and uncertain, but also exciting and exhilarating. It is rarely easy, but when adults provide opportunities for teens to stand up, take responsibility, value their contribution, and allow them to feel like they count, it does go a little more smoothly.”

Read the full article on the Understanding Teenagers website.