Encourage Teens to Tell Stories
Your teen is in a constant act of attempting to answer the internal question, “Who am I?” through the stories they tell themselves and others. They’ve gone from tiny human beings having stories told about them (“You’ll never guess what they did today, Grandma!”) to larger human beings making sense of their past, present, and future through storytelling. Jordan Booker at the Positive Youth Development Lab tells us to encourage teens to tell us about their world and share stories from our own. It will help your teen better understand who they are and where they’ve come from.