I have the great privilege of maximising the potential in the #teenagers I work with. Most recently students at Great Marlow School have been taking part in The Success Principles for Teenagers™ Programme and one of the first worksheets we do together is Exercise 1: How to take 100% responsibility. The power is given to #students and they decide which areas they want to focus on.
Some of the responses 8 weeks ago were: I will go to homework club, I will complete my homework on time, I will revise more, I will less argumentative, I will learn my lines for Drama, I will sleep more etc. Each week we revisit how that’s going for them and the progress they make which is amazing. One week straight after the programme one young man said “Right, I’m off to homework club – I want better grades, bye Miss”. You can imagine how happy we all were, amazing!
So, why don’t you try this for yourself and any young people in your household and let me know how you get on by leaving me a comment.
This exercise comes from my book “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.”Now available on Amazon.