The Institute of Public Policy Research states, “Tragically for too many children the transition to adulthood is complex, messy and unsuccessful”.
Bothered: Helping Teenagers to Talk About Their Feelings aims to empower people to have thoughtful, reflective conversations with teenagers about their life experiences, so that it doesn’t have to be this way.
This book is full of tools and techniques for what to say and how to be when having conversations with teenagers, underpinned by the latest research, psychology and neuroscience in adolescent development. The exercises will help teenagers to move towards real self awareness, better self esteem and the ability to thrive.
The book offers a key assessment tool, ‘The Teenager Well-Being Profile’. If the teenager is struggling in some areas, the Well-Being Profile will show clearly which life skill they need support in. The accompanying worksheets address key feelings, issues and concerns common to teenagers, enabling adults to talk with teenagers in a confident, non-embarrassing and effective way.
This book provides an opportunity for transformational conversations that will really make a difference.