We all know that setting goals are important, and we realize how vital they are as we move through life. Setting them helps increase self-awareness, builds self-esteem, triggers new behaviors, and aligns our focus. As high-schoolers grow and become more independent, their ability to set goals and work towards them increases significantly. These goals can be related to personal growth, academics or high-school plans.
But along with all of these goals, teens can encounter challenges. Not everything works at once. Sometimes, you need to work hard to achieve what has been planned. How to deal with these challenges, set goals that work, and increase self-motivation? We will discuss these questions with Desiree Panlilio, a Teen Life Coach and the Owner of Encouraging Teens. Desiree specializes in encouraging teens and young adults to set goals. She develops healthy academic and personal habits, helps teens grow in leadership potential, and creates their life paths.
Questions to discuss:
- What led Desiree to help other families improve their teens’ communication skills and help them feel more empowered?
- What are the most common challenges parents face in communication with their children?
- Are there any ways for parents to encourage their teens for personal growth?
- What is the easiest way to develop self-motivation and is there a way to do it? Or is this something you should be born with?
- What is your strategy for helping teens create goals?
- Desiree’s advice for all the teenagers who feel they lack that inner drive. What should they focus on to find solutions for their self-created barriers?
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