Teens: How to Take Control of Your Life—and Find Happiness & Success Through Independence
Teens: you are ready for independence! You are developing into an adult and you are flexing your mental muscles. You are (or will soon be):
Mentally separating from parents to form your own social world focussing on peers and associations you have chosen.
Experimenting with your individuality by trying on different interests and images to define the authentic person you will become.
Opposing authority to test your power to control over the world around you.
This process, which can be unsettling to adults, is essential to becoming a healthy independent adult. It challenges the status quo in your parental relationships; it is in complete opposition to being a “good boy or girl” in school; and invariably creates conflict.
We’ll talk about ways you can focus your efforts to accelerate your development toward independence while earning the respect and freedom you deserve. You’ll learn communication techniques to help you enlist the support of older adults, and thus reduce conflict. Making progress toward ambitious goals you set creates the credibility you need for people around you to stop telling you what to do, and start helping you to make your own way.
Solving 3 problems to become more independent and happy.
- Your parents learned their parenting style a long time ago— get them on your side.
- Your school isn’t designed for you—become informed, pick the parts that work for you, and ditch the rest.
- Technology advancement is accelerating far faster than your teachers understand—ride it like a wave while it crushes the uninformed.
What can you do? Design yourself.