Does Your Teen Assume The WORST?!

Our thoughts have a huge impact on our actions.

Talk to any successful person from the Mark Zuckerbergs in the world to the happy high school student who manages to balance good grades with friends and family and you’ll find one thing in common: they choose to have an open-mind and a positive attitude.

Oftentimes, teens assume the worst about any new idea they encounter. They may be missing plenty of wonderful opportunities simply because they have already played out the scenario in their heads about why it won’t work instead of actually giving it a shot.

This video explains the Assumption Chart. It gives a visual representation of the process of how our assumptions impact our actions that lead to an eventual outcome. Continue reading

“What Kind Of Student Do I REALLY Want To Be?”

Does this sound like a teen you know? He says that he wants to be a good student, but what he is doing is totally not aligning with that. However, he is convinced that he is trying Hayden Lee, ALC | Academic Life Coaching for Teens to be a good student!

You may know a teen who says she wants to be one thing, but what she is doing is counterproductive to making it happen!

What can we do to help teens distinguish between what they think they’re doing, and what they’re really doing? Continue reading

6 Successful Behaviors Teens Can Do Now Before School Ends!

Girl Looks upWith 2015 in full swing, now is the perfect time for high school students to consciously implement these 6 behaviors to get the most out of the remainder of the school year!

1. Open Mindedness. It is critical for teens to not only take the time to reflect on what is currently working and not working, but it is just as important for them to be open minded to try new ideas. Being open-minded to learn new things will allow them to explore new possibilities and achieve more than they ever imagined.  Continue reading

13 Teen Habits to Ditch Now!

Here are 13 common habits that teens routinely do that make success harder for Teens Brick Wallthemselves. Fortunately, for every “not useful” habit, there’s a useful one to replace it. Let’s ditch the “not useful” ones and work on the habits that will make success easier and less stressful!

1. Procrastination and distractions. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, video games, staring at the wall…these are all activities that many students would rather be doing than starting their homework or studying ahead of time. Continue reading

13 Teen Habits to Ditch in 2015! (Part 2)

Here’s PART 2 of 13 common habits that teens routinely do that make success harder for Kids on stepsthemselves. Fortunately, for every “not useful” habit, there’s a useful one to replace it. Let’s ditch the “not useful” ones and work on the habits that will make success easier and less stressful in 2015!

Did you miss Part One…common habits 1-5? Click HERE.

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13 Teen Habits to Ditch in 2015! (Part 1)

Happy Student Peace Sign2014 is coming to a close. A new year and new school semester is just around the corner. I love this time of year because it gives teens the opportunity to reflect on what worked well and what didn’t work well.

Here are 13 common habits that teens routinely do that make success harder for themselves. Fortunately, for every “not useful” habit, there’s a useful one to replace it. Let’s ditch the “not useful” ones and work on the habits that will make success easier and less stressful in 2015!  Continue reading