Welcome to my portal for information to ensure our adolescents find a healthy and creative identity.
Here is the link to my conference paper called “Keeping Our Teens On Track.”
LIFESTYLE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR TEENS: Below are the models I created for myself and my clients and students over years of researching the best sources of information and, then, creating a synthesis so that I could trust a global understanding of the Adolescent Developmental Stage: being true to developing identity. My goal was, on one page, in one diagram, to illustrate the building blocks of a healthy identity and lifestyle for adolescents.
This, then, became the structural foundation of my work on LifeStyle Design for adults as a new benchmark container for my ReWriting Your Future course. (For your own use, double click on each model for an enlarged and printable version.)
Research now shows that our children develop identity through adolescence from about 13 up to 27.
This, contrary to popular assumptions, shows how the First Adulthood starts between 28 and 30.
Here is the version I use for teaching Erikson’s Developmental Stages in a Lifespan.
There are only three significant differences between my two models (below), one for adults and one for teens. Blocks 4, 12 and 15. Block 4, Happy at Home makes a distinction between the roles of parent and child. The goal in Block 12 for adults is an intimate relationship; for teens it is learning about relationships and developing the ability to communicate as a best friend. Block 15 is where an adult needs a mission in life for work/career; whereas adolescents continue to be in a learning phase where they need to develop knowledge and skills at school or as an intern or an apprentice.
My Invitations: When you use my materials, I am always sincerely grateful for your comments, suggestions and success stories. And, I am always enthusiastic for a new opportunity to teach live or online.