Most teens ask “Who am I?” But what they really should be asking is “Who do I want to be?”
The purpose of this workbook is to help teens discover and shape their identities in all aspects of their lives and apply that knowledge in learning independent living skills. Self-awareness will reveal one’s strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and help teens move toward healthy independence.
The creative reproducible handouts, exercises and activities in this workbook will help teens reach the following goals:
- Bring out the best from within
- Build new strengths
- Emulate positive role models
- Reinforce each other’s individualism
- Demonstrate age-appropriate autonomy
- Develop independent living skills
Teens – Discovering Identity and Moving Toward Independence will greatly enhance your work with teens by engaging them in creative writing and journaling, introspective exercises, and constructive feedback.
To peak the teens’ interest, every handout has an interesting fact at the top, introducing the concept of that page.
Example: Page named WHAT INFLUENCES TEENS? FAMOUS PEOPLE
FACT: Celebrity-ism is a multi-million dollar pastime. Every time you turn on the TV, listen to music, surf the internet or read the news, you see superstars. Media often treats them like royalty, and they are often imitated. The workbook is filled with creative ways to get teens interested and involved.
The eight chapters include the following:
- Personal Identity
- Physical Identity
- Emotional Identity
- Cognitive Identity
- Social Identity
- Spiritual Identity
- Identity and Independence
- Daily Skills Matter