Teens are bombarded with expectations from parents, teachers, peers, work supervisors, themselves, media messages, and society's standards. They need to figure out when to try, or not try, to live up to someone's expectations and decide how to handle unreasonable expectations while upholding their passions and plans.
The Teens – Managing Life's Expectations Workbook gives you the tools you need to work with teens as they manage all of the expectations thrown at them. The activities in this workbook help teens recognize, evaluate, and revise expectations from others and themselves as needed.
Each chapter focuses on specific skills that teens will learn to help them manage expectations, including:
This workbook is spiral bound to facilitate making copies of the various activities and handouts. Each activity in the workbook has clear instructions for the facilitator and offers a variety of options, including journal writing, role-playing, group discussion opportunities, goal-setting, and free expression activities. All of the worksheets and handouts are fully reproducible.
The nine chapters included in the workbook are:
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
This deck of open-ended questions will help teens get in touch with feelings and kick-start lively discussions about teen body image. Each question corresponds to a specific page in the book.
In what ways do you expect too much of yourself? Ask a volunteer: “In what ways do you expect too little of yourself?”
In what ways is school different from the outside world?
What happens when you expect people who are close to you to be perfect?