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How To Talk To Teens About Their Purpose In Life

By Guest Writer, Dr. Kendall Cotton Bronk; Associate Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University “Not to brag, but I can make my teen crabby just by saying hello.” As the parent of a pre-teen, I can relate. And judging from the sixty-three comments attached to this Facebook meme a friend posted, so too can a …

In Search of Purpose

New Opportunities to Help Our Teens Find Meaning Though the answer to the question, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” continues to change – and precisely because the answer changes – we ask it throughout childhood. My four-year-old declared he wanted to be Darth Vader. My seven-year-old knew he wanted to …