We all know that teens have great hopes and dreams for the future, but how do we help them get there? Having a goal is more than just an idea, it requires work and planning … learning to set goals is a skill.
Being able to set goals can help teens:
Take charge of their personal growth
See progress towards where they want to be
Improve time management
Amazing right!? Continue reading
Sports remain a great metaphor for life’s more difficult lessons. It was through athletics that many of us first came to understand that fear can be tamed; that on a team the whole is more than the sum of its parts; and that the ability to be heroic lies, to a surprising degree, within.
Participating in sports is one probably one of the best experiences young people can have for developing life skills. Actually, I think sports participation is pretty great for people of all ages. Being part of a team teaches skills that are applicable across your life: school, relationships, work, you name it.
Just to clarify for all of you out there who are thinking “my teen plays an individual sport”, they are a part of a team. Sport does not happen in a vacuum. You have coaches, opponents, family and the other athletes you train with. Continue reading
Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, Life Skills, Relationships, Sports
Tagged Goals, Learn, Motivation, Perseverance, Practice, Resilience, Responsibility, Sports
Every once in a while life throws you down and knocks you around a bit.
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on going.