One of the latest trends, evolving is life coaching for not only adults, but for teenagers. The teen years can be a challenging place to be. It’s true, despite the fact that your parents still probably financially support you by buying your clothes and food, or paying for your phone, the teenage years are stressful. You are learning so many different things at once, from being respectful even when you’re mad, making good grades in school, although you would rather be on social media, to always letting your parents know where you are, what you’re doing, with no privacy or freedom!
A teenager is faced daily with decisions that test their responsibility and maturity such as:
- Should I skip school today?
- Go to a friend’s house or do homework?
- Maybe go to a party and drink?
All of this while they are still under their parents supervision. So who do they turn to for help?
Developmentally they are striving to be self-sufficient, but living under their parents’ roof, they are “technically” not. Teens tend to steer away from their parents, peers are not the best source, and teachers may be too overbearing, they feel stuck and lost with no one to trust. This is where life coaching comes in and adds value to their lives.
A life coach is someone they can turn to for support, guidance, and lend a helping hand during challenging years. The coach will build a solid relationship based on trust, so that the teenager is comfortable enough to open up about any issues they may be dealing with. Granted, those years you make some of the biggest decisions that could affect your life forever. It would be ideal to have someone to lean on in tough times and help you make decisions that are best for teens. Most people look back and wished we would have made wiser decisions, especially during those years. Life coaching can be a powerful tool for teenagers to carry with them not only in college, but they can utilize the rest of their lives.
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