Teens and Parents
Equipping Teenagers with the Strategies, Skills and Tools They Need to Live Happy, Productive and Fulfilled Lives
Teenagers nowadays are under immense pressure to look physically attractive, project confidence, excel academically or be a star sportsperson.
This often leads to a poor self-image, morale and even affects their mental health.
Research studies into mental health reveal alarming statistics which need to be given serious attention before they turn into a problem of epidemic proportions.
According to the NSW Mental Health Commission 1 in 10 preschool children aged 3 to 5 show mental health problems. Between 21% and 23% of children live in a household where at least one parent is experiencing a mental illness. About 1 in 4 school children are bullied every few weeks or more.
Children living in disadvantaged families are more than 3 times more likely than those in well-off families to suffer from mental health disorders.
In extreme cases, mental health problems can lead to suicide, the leading cause of death among teenage Australians aged between 15 and 44 years of age.
Why It Has Been Difficult to Address the Situation
Society tends to isolate troubled children, leaving the responsibility of educating them to special education services or care and protection agencies.
As a result, these children are excluded from a wider spectrum of support and services.
Availability of services which can make a difference to children is not very forthcoming and leans towards supporting children in a crisis, especially in situations involving a combination of mental health, drug and alcohol and child safety issues.
The lack of highly skilled, well-trained professionals capable of providing such interventions is quite a challenge.
Left too late, getting young people to re-engage with education, training and employment can be difficult.
A difficult future for these children is not inevitable, but the critical time for doing something about it is in childhood.
Building Brighter Futures Program
The aim of the “Building Brighter Futures Program” is to support the current Academic curriculum introducing young men and women who are ready and capable of effective contribution to our society.
The building brighter future project was developed from numerous discussions and interviews with teachers, young adults and parents to understand their challenges and gain clarity on the mindset shift that will allow young adults to be ultimately successful.
The program will benefit your teenager in the following ways:
- Reduce the risk of suicide and antisocial behaviour and the misuse of illicit drugs and alcohol
- Provide greater clarity and focus resulting in higher academic achievement
- Gives a clear understanding of who they are and what they will become
- Deliver clear strategies to be able to lead themselves most effectively
- Create an appreciation of time and how to utilise every waking moment of their lives to the maximum advantage
- Help master their emotions so that they can achieve a level of emotional stability and intelligence required to succeed in life
- Equip them with strategies to build and foster healthy relationships, resulting in happier more productive individuals.
- Impart knowledge of wealth creation strategies in a gamified format to make learning fun and enjoyable.
What’s Covered in the Program?
The Course content will be adjusted to fit with the specific needs of the school. A proposed sequence is as follows:
- Getting in touch with you / Discover and celebrate your uniqueness / Create the ultimate vision for their future
Our subconscious mind is responsible for 80% of our thinking and provides us with habits and automated patterns. Prior to considering what we are to become, we must first understand who we are.
- Emotional Mastery
A key skill of resilience is to have control of your emotions, rather than simply allowing the situation to determine our emotional state. A resilient person understands that they must have the emotional state to create the success that they want.
- Mastery Over Time
Time is the critical resource we all have. People who master their time can create the life that they want, whereas those that squander time can never be fulfilled. Mastering time does not mean, a to-do list but a relationship to time that is respectful and purposeful.
- Exploring relationship
One of the key challenges for any young adult is the relationship that they have others. Regardless of the type of relationship (friendship, intimate or college), it can be associated with considerable fear.
- Understand the power of money
Money is power. While it certainly shouldn’t be the drive in everything you do, having a healthy appreciation of it is critical. The neglect of money can lead to significant challenges with teens and this session is to equip them with a healthy respect of money so that they can have the power that need to be successful.