A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Teen Enjoy Meaningful Activities

After school and summer programs contribute to education as much as formal classes. As a parent, you can guide your teen toward activities that will help them to achieve more in college and in the workforce. Consider these ways to help your teen get the most out of extracurricular programs.

Beware of These Mistakes When Setting Goals

Goals are very powerful. Most importantly, they provide us with a target. What’s the likelihood of accidentally accomplishing something that makes your life much better? Great accomplishments require intention. Having intention keeps your mind sharp and searching for solutions.

Of all the things we learn in school, most of us were never taught how to set an effective goal.

Get More of What You Want by Learning to Ask For It

In life, you’ll likely experience times when you want something from someone else. You might be thinking, “I’m very independent. I can do everything for myself. I can learn how to do new things and I will get for myself whatever I want.”

Even though that may be mostly true, there might still be the rare situation when you have to look to someone else to fulfill a personal wish.

Essential Guide to Making Successful Joint Decisions

A lot of advice about decision making seems to assume that it’s a solo job. In reality, we’re often working side by side with others. While it may be faster to act alone, we often get better results when others participate, too.

Of course, there are exceptions. Sometimes we may have all the expertise we need or we may need to make our minds up so fast that consultation is impossible.

Free Yourself from Needing the Approval of Others

Since we were children, most of us learned that it could be advantageous to make others happy. Most children want the approval of their parents, teachers, and peers. We tend to carry that same tendency into adulthood. While it’s natural to seek the approval of others, sometimes it might not be for the best.


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