Nowadays, there are too many teenagers who suffer from low self-esteem, bullying, drug addiction, anger, loneliness, peer pressure because they are looking for inspiration, they are looking for role models and a sense of belonging but they are influenced by the wrong crowd and the lie of social media about how success looks like.
When you partner with me, you not only give a chance to your child to be exposed to the right tools but you give him/her an opportunity to look deeper within and discover their purpose, their gifts, and how to unlock their potential to embrace their destiny.
Being an educator for over 10 years, having taught internationally and has inspired so many teenagers during my journey for growth, I have realized that I have a gift to empower and inspire to move towards the right direction. Throughout the years, I still kept in touch with students that I helped to grow into the leader they are today, and it all starts with me understanding that I am good at relating to them and being a coach and a mentor to them.
I help parents like you to raise purpose-driven teens who desire to break the cycle of poverty in their minds.
Here are 5 tips I can give as a parent to bond with your teen and to help them maximize their gifts:
1. Identify the type of teen you have.
Indeed, you have different personality types and different learners’ type.
The 4 personality types
The Four temperaments theory is a proto-psychological theory that suggests that there are four fundamental personality types: sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic. Most formulations include the possibility of mixtures between the types where an individual's personality types overlap and they share two or more temperaments.
The 4 different learners’ type:
1. Visual learners
2. Auditory (or aural) learners
3. Kinaesthetic (or hands-on) learners
4. Reading and writing learners
It will definitely help you determine how you should communicate with them
You need also to identify who they are so you can guide them in their journey for self-discovery.
Moreover, you must identify if your child is a follower, a leader, or an agent of change
2. Balance between parenting and mentorship
As a parent, you must understand the difference between mentorship and parenting
Parenting is telling them what to do and giving them orders about what they should choose or not whereas mentorship is listening to their point of view and guiding them to make the right decision for themselves. They must learn through experience and mistakes. They will learn the consequences of their decisions and you must give room for failure. You should never give up in offering support in their journey.
3. Find a coach to maximize their growth
As a parent, you must understand that “we are our greatest assets” and investing in your teen’s growth and fulfillment is paramount for his/ her future. They will thank you for this because you give them an opportunity to not only change their mindset but also to achieve higher goals than you never achieved yourself. Can you imagine if you had that opportunity as a teen, it would have been an incredible experience to step into purpose earlier than you did. Most of the time we invest in so many liabilities when we must invest in assets that will be beneficial for our future.
4. Lead by example
Teenagers are more responsive to adults who show them the way rather than telling them what to do. One of the important aspects of transformation leadership is to exemplify your values and words through actions. It starts with you making a conscious decision to becoming the best version of yourself as well.
5. Expose them to leadership and success resources.
As parents, it is paramount that you buy books that can expand rather than clutter their minds with the right tools that help them to become fulfilled successful leaders.
Teenagers reproduce what they see, if you are a parent who is in the process of following your dream or you are already diving into your dream, partnering with me will always bring better insight to your teen, and as the saying say “ it takes a village to raise a child”.
So many parents never had the opportunity that my team and I offer to your teen. An opportunity to discover themselves from a young age and to be aware of the right questions that will guide them along their life.
Why am I doing this?
We need a better society for the next generation, and it starts by educating today’s teens with the right resources for true leadership and growth.
Let’s guide them the right way and invest in your teen so they can blossom into true essence.
You can buy my book “ The Success Guide for Teens”.
It is a great tool for Teens to expand their minds and become positive transformational leaders.