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An Education Will Make Both Dollars

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Schoolwork is about the last thing teenagers wish to do because there are so many options that are more entertaining. They could chat on Facebook, watch TV, socialize with friends and do so many other activities. According to the Christian Science Monitor, as of 2010 the standard four-year graduation rate from high school is down to 68.8 percent in the U.S.

In high school, many teenagers see no point in trying to get good grades in school because it’s just a waste of time, right? But after they graduate and begin looking for a job, many will wish they had persevered. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a person with a college degree will earn twice as much as a person with only a high school degree.

According to the U.S. Labor Department, 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs of the future will require post-secondary education. In addition, if a person does not have a high school diploma, they cannot even get into college.

Monetary gains are not the only reason to focus on school. Without a good education, it is more difficult to have an informed opinion and to communicate intelligently. Plato said, “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.”

Without an education, a person is vulnerable to deceit and manipulation because they are less able to discriminate truth from falsehoods. Without a formal education, it is difficult to separate right from wrong. A person might not even have a concept of right and wrong.

Education furthers a person’s social development as well. Thus, education is an integral piece to a reasoned, sensible, ethical and virtuous person.

The reward of an education is what you can accomplish with it. As defined by dictionary.com, education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment and generally preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.

Teen Life Coach Can Get Back On Track

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Many people have been asking me about what a Teen Life Coach is and how can they help their teenager. Getting help for your teen is no longer left to just a therapist or counselor. Teen Life Coach focuses on the positive and what works for your teen that makes them feel positive about working on their life. Unfortunately up until now the only help teens have been able to get has come from teen therapy or teen counseling. The problem with this is that right away the teenager will feel as though something is wrong with them. So if you ask your teenager if they would like to see a therapist or counselor, right away they will shut down. The truth of the matter is that there is nothing wrong with your teen. Sure, they are going through some growing pains and may be stumbling around, but this is true for any teenager.

With a Teen Life Coach, they focus on your teen’s strengths and what works. While a Teen Life Coach will acknowledge some of the challenges a teenager may be facing, their philosophy stems from the fact that if your teenager can find something constructive to put their energy in to, the challenges they are facing will work themselves out. More importantly, a Teen Life Coach will have a more playful approach to how they address any challenges your teen may be facing and are much more selective of the words they use knowing that teens are very receptive and can react negatively to certain words used to describe their situation.