Teen competency is important for growing into an adult. Here are skillsets to help foster competency.
Which of these 6 skill sets did you struggle most with as a teenager? Has it carried on into your adulthood? I love this list I found a parentandteen.com, and I’m excited that all of them are covered in my new set of “CONSIDER THIS!” cards with confidence building scenarios (that is coming out next week!)
Let’s run through this list of 6 competency skills:
* Social skills that will be used throughout life. Start with strategies that deal with peer pressure while maintaining friendships.
* Organizational strategies that will create both success and efficiency. These will help foster academic success today and work-life balance tomorrow.
* Self-advocacy skills that will enable teens to let people know what they need.
* Self-care skills that will ensure long term health and well-being. These include getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods and staying active.
* Stress management skills that will prepare them to handle life’s discomfort and challenges in ways that build strength and resilience.
* Media Literacy skills that will prepare them to deal with the ever-changing world of social media and enable them to control their own opinions and self-image.
We can’t protect our teenagers forever, but we can enable them to learn skills that will make them competent and capable for life.
👉Which one stands out to you as wanting to focus on with your teens right now? Which one was most difficult for you as a teenager?
Here’s what the community shared:
“I think self-advocacy skills are so important. I could use more practice with it. If you don’t speak up or stand up for yourself who will?”
“Self advocacy!!! I still struggle a little with it. We are actively working on stress management, and self advocacy. We have made huge strides with our teen in self advocacy this year.”
“I’d guess self care and media literacy skills were big gaps for me as a teen.”
“These are all so great. And I’m excited for the cards you are coming out with! What a great resource for parents! 👊🏻”
“These are all so good!!! I don’t know that any one is more important than another. The combination is the magic sauce.”
“It’s so Individual! We work with tweens and teens with adhd and autism and it just varies so widely.”
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