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Guides to Success

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Sean Covey
This is the same structure his father used for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but adapted well for teenagers. Reinforces the fact that if you learn to be an effective teenager it will translate directly into adult life.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make
Sean Covey
The six decisions relate to school, friends, parents, dating & sex, addictions and self-worth.

The Girl Guide
Christine Fonseca
Covers lots of ground with worksheets, checklists, etc.

The Success Principles for Teens
Jack Canfield and Kent Healy
Twenty principles to review and adapt.

Cool Stuff They Should Teach in School
Kent and Kyle Healy
All kinds of stuff—attitude, people skills, leadership, jobs, money…

6 Steps to an Emotionally Intelligent Teenager
James Windell
Written for parents, but the content is relevant for teenagers if you don’t mind the parent focus – social skills, goal setting, self-defeating behaviors, being assertive, empathy, handling anger, resolving conflicts.

 

Leadership

Everyday Leadership
Mariam G. MacGregor
Twenty-one sessions designed to be used in a group with a facilitator, but the topics are easy to understand and an individual can use the book without a group (always best in a group). Lots of specific actions.

The Student Leadership Challenge
James Kouzes and Barry Posner
This parallels their work on corporate leadership with five core practices—model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act and encourage the heart. Can get the book, a workbook, assessment tools, etc.

 

General Info

PBS—This Emotional Life: Parenting Tips
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/blogs/parenting-tips

PBS—This Emotional Life: Adolescence
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/adolescence

What’s a Struggling Teen
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/blogs/whats-struggling-teen

Johns Hopkins—lots of information across the spectrum of being a teenager
http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/

Seven Counties (Louisville, Ky)—good general information on adolescent development
http://sevencounties.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=41149&cn=1310

MIT Teen Challenges
http://hrweb.mit.edu/worklife/raising-teens/ten-tasks.html

 

Search Institute—solid research on developmental assets—child and adolescent—lots of specific resources

http://www.search-institute.org

Overview of Developmental Assets for Teenagers
http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18

Basic info for parents by age range (bullet points)
http://www.parentfurther.com/

 

Identity

Commercial for English Class on Identity

 

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ focus)
1-866-488-7386

Significance

Your Significance—If you give a little love

 

 

Relationships

 

There are all kinds of resources out there on relationships of all kinds. Here is a starter list, but look around to see what speaks to you.

 

Healthy Relationships

Teens Health
http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/healthy_relationship.html

Act For Youth—Resources for Young People
http://www.actforyouth.net/health_sexuality/sexual_health/community/adulthood/relationships.cfm

Tips on Active Listening
http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm

 

Unhealthy relationships

WebMD (resources on all kinds of topics)
http://teens.webmd.com/unhealth-abusive-relationship

 

Parent Child Relationships

Seven Counties Services
http://www.sevencounties.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=41169&cn=1310

From Parent Perspective
http://www.ahaparenting.com/ages-stages/teenagers/parent-teen-relationship

KidSpot—Guidance for Parents
http://www.kidspot.com.au/10-ways-to-fix-parent-teen-relationship-problems/

 

Health

WebMD – Lots of information on lots of topics
http://www.webmd.com

Kids’ Health—straightforward basics on a number of teen topics
http://kidshealth.org

http://teenshealth.org/teen/your_mind/

 

Stress

http://www.nysyouth.net/health_and_wellness/stress/cope.cfm

 

Suicide/Crisis Prevention – Sites & Hotlines

There are a lot of resources available through the web.  These are examples.  There is a lot of common ground, but different sites do have some different information and approaches.

Women's and Children's Health Network
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=141&id=2384

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
http://www.sptsusa.org

Youth Suicide Prevention Program
http://www.yspp.org

National Association of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/suicideprevention.aspx

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ focus)
1-866-488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Crisis Text Line
http://www.crisistextline.org/get-help-now/

 

Digital World

Prezi on Social Media
http://prezi.com/fup8ltvcuxe5/identity-meets-internet-the-effects-of-social-media-on-adolescent-identity-development/

Article on how the digital world affects teenagers
http://national.deseretnews.com/article/1553/growing-up-digital-how-the-internet-affects-teen-identity.html

 

Personal Finance

http://www.italladdsup.org

http://www.investopedia.com/university/teaching-financial-literacy-teens/teaching-financial-literacy-teens-budgeting.asp

http://www.juniorachievement.org/documents/20009/20652/Teens-and-personal-finance-survey-2013.pdf/e4f6c2f0-0f94-4666-8a7f-b87ecba367ed

http://www.themint.org/teens/

http://www.spendster.org/aboutus/

http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/budgeting-guide-for-kids-and-teens

http://life.familyeducation.com/money-and-kids/teen/34462.html

 

Business

http://bizkids.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Kids-Business-Plan.pdf

http://bizkids.com

http://www.teachingkidsbusiness.com/resource-center-links.htm

 


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