Transitional Life Skills for Teens Series

Life Skills for Teens


Each workbook contains FULLY REPRODUCIBLE activities for groups and individuals.

Transitioning from the teen years into adulthood can be very exciting, yet scary; and it always includes “growing pains”. The workbooks in this series address some of the life skills teens need to master in order to transition successfully in adulthood.

As a facilitator, you’ll love the user-friendly activities in these workbooks with fully reproducible handouts as you help teens develop the skills needed to develop into strong, caring adults.
Each Transitional Life Skills for Teens workbook is available as print book, an eBook, or a combo pack of both (best value). The entire collection is also available at a substantial discount. 


Each workbook is also available as an eBook (PDF file) at a reduced price.

Discussion Starter Card Decks

Using card decks with clients will break the ice, help introduce a specific subject, encourage lively discussion, and create space for sharing feelings. Each card deck is full of open-ended, thought-provoking questions, and can be used as a stand-alone activity or in conjunction with the corresponding workbook. The entire collection is also available at a 30% discount.
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The Transitional Life Skills for Teens Series is perfect for counselors, teachers, parents and other practitioners. The activities included in each workbook can be used with individuals or with groups. 

Teens who like to be active and interact can:

  • participate in games, role plays, panel discussions and team activities that promote movement and fun
  • respond to thought-provoking questions that encourage verbal and artistic expression
  • create posters, poetry, slogans and skits
  • play expert advisors to each other

Teens that prefer private self-examination are equally served. Facilitators who believe their teens need introspection rather than interaction have that option and most sessions are adaptable for individual or group activities.  Whatever the approach, the activities in these workbooks that teach life skills for teens are creative and fun!

Tips for Presenting This Information to Teens

  • Ask, don’t tell, whenever possible.
  • Teens learn by doing; active involvement versus passive listening has greater impact.
  • Working in teams or pairs makes most sessions more enjoyable.
  • Encourage a teen to list peers’ ideas on the board during brainstorming.
  • Allow teens to ponder problems and possible solutions and arrive at their own conclusions.
  • Encourage teens to respectfully disagree during the many opportunities for discussion and debate.
  • Encourage disclosure at each individual’s comfort level.
  • To encourage personalized modes of expression, opportunities for talking, role plays, games, drawing and writing are provided. Allow teens to deviate from the suggested activities to use any safe method to communicate.
  • Remind teens to share what is true for them; there are few right or wrong answers.
  • Ask teens to pour feelings onto paper without censorship; mechanics, spelling or artistic ability are unimportant in these instances.
  • Remind teens to use code names so that only the writer knows the person’s identity. Example: if their friend Greg loves baseball, use HLB for He Loves Baseball when referring to him.
  • Although an agenda is provided, deviate at will! You know your teens, what they need, what will work.
  • If a topic of high interest and relevance emerges, seize the moment; return to your plan later or tomorrow!
  • Encourage teens to talk privately with you after a group session if overwhelming emotions or issues surface; remind them that additional professional help and support groups are available; refer and report abuse or threats as warranted 

We hope you enjoy teaching these life skills for teens. If you have ideas for future topics in this series, please give us a call.

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