How do you inspire a tween to focus on the positive?

  1. BuffaloGal1960 profile image73
    BuffaloGal1960posted 4 years ago

    How do you inspire a tween to focus on the positive?

  2. pauley13 profile image68
    pauley13posted 4 years ago

    Empower them.

    Resist the temptation to assume that you know what "positive" is, and resist the urge to "make them" conform with it.

    I know it's hard, but TRY.

    Instead, arm them with all the knowledge you possess and try not to taint it with your biases. If your tween knows how to think critically, he/she will make the right choice for him/her. If he/she doesn't - he/she will soon learn. This is the ONLY way to make sure of it.

    He/she will then learn how to live with the consequences of their choices. Even if these consequences are negative, continued development of critical thinking skills will result in a well-formed, responsible - and HAPPY - human being.

 
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