In a lighthearted way Dara Feldman teaches us how to replace shaming with naming virtues and how to recognize teachable moments in a gentle way.
When I tell people I work with teenagers they typically respond with “ugh, that must be difficult.” This is a completely appropriate reply because teens really can be difficult to work with. They are going through a very important time in their life of changing physically, mentally, and emotionally. They see their body change, experience new and intense feelings, and are trying to figure out their place in the world. In order to go through this process their behaviors can be erratic and inconsistent, which makes it easy to identify their negative actions. We must not forget though how important it is to notice and acknowledge teens practicing virtues.
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