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How do you help teens discover their identity?

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In brief: Encouragement

Encouragement and creativity are important for teens to recognize themselves.
They often get bogged down in trying to be "acceptable" to their friends or being like everyone else (from what they see and hear in the media). Having interests and developing talents take time. Learning what a teen likes (by listening without judgment rather than talking) and their frustrations can be quite helpful.

In brief: Encouragement

Encouragement and creativity are important for teens to recognize themselves.
They often get bogged down in trying to be "acceptable" to their friends or being like everyone else (from what they see and hear in the media). Having interests and developing talents take time. Learning what a teen likes (by listening without judgment rather than talking) and their frustrations can be quite helpful.
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Dr. C. michael Bowman
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