My 16 year old daughter seems to live life purely in the moment and that moment is usually with iPhone in hand.
I must admit I spend a fair bit of time worrying about her - but I know that as soon as I try and steer a conversation towards self knowledge, purpose and direction - she gets very prickly or shuts down. I don't know how best to guide her to even start thinking about life on a bigger scale than Instagram, Facebook and Netflix.
Don't get me wrong, she's 16 - she SHOULD be living in the moment - that I believe with all my heart.
But at the same time I really want her to start be passionate about stuff. To care about things, causes, events. To learn about herself. And eventually carve out that strong sense of self that I believe is necessary for living a life with purpose - which is what we all want for our kids isn't it?
Here is an awesome article (ReachOut approved)
Would love to hear what you guys think about this. How do we develop that sense of purpose in our teens? After reading the article, Number 2 resonated with me the most and its the approach I guess I try as much as possible - focusing on strengths and values of our teen. But I have to say I get eye rolling more than any genuine engagement
I stress about this internally A LOT. Have any members here had success with fostering this sense of purpose?
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