August 2016

I liked the reflection time and emphatic listening. It was also good to meet new people and learn with them how to become a happier and more ‘EFFECTIVE’ teenage; simple habits to understand and useful to apply. Ellie Hamill, 15 year’s old

The Emotional Bank Account (EBA) The Emotional Bank Account is a metaphor for the amount of trust that exists in a relationship. High trust equals high influence, whereas low trust equals little influence. Deposits to the (EBA) build and repair trust in relationships. Withdrawals damage relationships.

Thank you for your comments and questions about ‘Lessons in Life for Teenagers’. It was good to hear that other parents are also concerned about the lack of life skills provided for teenagers and about some of challenges families are experiencing.

A huge thank you to everyone for your feedback and questions so far. I am excited to hear that so many of you think that the 7 Habits of Highly Effective teenagers can provide your child with valuable life skills.

I have two teenagers, and one hot on the heals, and I am always wrestling how to prepare them for independent adult life. It concerns me that our school’s don’t provide any real life skills training for them and that the world that they are going to enter into as adults is a complex jungle that they will be under prepared for.


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