Today we’re talking about teens and acceptance. We’ll explore what acceptance is and why it’s important. Then we’ll talk a little bit about understanding teen development and how that plays into acceptance. Finally we’ll explore tips on improving teen acceptance.
This week we’re talking about conflict resolution. We’ll look at some of the common causes of conflict, how conflicts aren’t necessarily a bad thing and how we can learn from them. We’ll talk about the ten commandments of conflicts and how to handle conflicts with love ones, friends and others. We’ll show you the skills you need to cope with conflict, how to avoid turning it into a negative experience and finally we’ll discuss the steps to take to reach a conflict resolution.
Much of what we talk about in this weeks episode applies not only to teens but to any situation where two or more people find themselves in conflict or on opposite sides of a given issue. We’ll teach you how to compromise, how to reason, and how to see a given issue from both sides you can better understand all points of view and argue your points from an informed perspective.
This week we take a look at some common goals that teens have for the near and long term future. We’ll examine which short term goals are worth exploring and the benefits they offer. We will also look at how to tackle the bigger long term goals and why you want to start making plans in advance for them in order to make them more obtainable.
We will then explore hints and advice on how parents, guardians, friends and loved ones can help their teen to achieve these goals. We’ll look at how important it is for teens to pursue goals that are relevant to themselves and not necessarily pursue goals based on other peoples desires. We will also look at how we can help teens achieve their goals and stay on the path to success in the long run.
Respect is like money. It takes time and effort to earn but can be squandered very easily. This week we talk about what respect is, why it is important not only in our youth but all through life. We’ll explore the various ways in which we show each other respect and how to build a model of respect for society. Finally we’ll explore ways that parents can help build a culture of respect for our children and set the right example, encouraging our children to be respectful not only of others but most importantly respectful of themselves.
Madison and Joe discuss what bullying is and how it manifests itself in schools today. They discuss some interesting statistics, take a deep look at the types of bullying kids face today and conclude with helpful hints on how to deal with bullying if it happens to you or if you’re witness to it.