Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Teen Coaching : A safe space for Tweens and Teens
Teen : Ma’am I don’t think I know how to succeed?
Coach: If you did know, what would the answer be.
Teen: I think….I am not able to do this because ……
Coach : Ok, If ‘X’ wasn’t an issue would you be able to achieve that?

And thus a starts a new journey of self reflection, of thinking, of self-awareness, leading to finding their own solutions to the challenges they face, improved self-esteem, focus, learning to make better decisions in all areas of life by discovering how to love themselves and becoming empowered with self-confidence.
As a student, you’ve got academics, grades, sports, extracurriculars, friends and family, all of that and much more, needing so much of energy and attention. There is literally something to do during every waking moment of the day. And the foremost concern is the anxiety due to parental expectations!
Continual struggles and stress over grades, lack of direction and follow through in and out of the classroom environment can be very exhausting for adolescents. Navigating these waters can be emotionally challenging for teens. How do you handle it all? This seems to be a nagging thought capturing the young mind!
Coaching helps them not only handle it but master it. With their coach,teens share their triumphs, explore their struggles, seek answers, and develop tools to create a life of confidence, success and happiness.
Teenagers have always resonated with the coaches because of their openness and compassion which helps them see that they have all of the answers they need inside them along with parental and teacher collaboration and much more.
We as coaches work to unleash the potential in every child !
My strategies :
- Listen to what they have to say.
- Make them feel loved & know they are capable of thinking, deciding.
- Help them create measurable and achievable weekly academic and personal life goals.
- Track the "commitment" plan.
- Increase test preparation including study skills( specially for kids with Learning Disabilities)
- Conduct weekly communication with all teachers and follow-up discussion with parent.
and much more !
Parents, teachers , coaches lets join hands- empower the youth to help them be successful globally !

Article in the news paper