The Successful Teenage Transitions on 24th June 2018 at the Rustomjee Cambridge International School, organized by the Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development, was truly a success with the 50 parents and teens who attended the same.
Conducted by Life Transitions Coach – Pratiksha Seth, the two hour session, led the teenagers through the various issues that many of them typically face but are either not able to identify or vocalize to a trusted adult. The children also learnt some life skills which will stand them in good stead in the future like how to create a vision for the future and set goals for themselves; how to better manage their time and prioritize, how to cope with stress and manage their emotions as well as learning how best to interact with their peers and deal with peer pressure. The workshop aimed at not only helping teens cope with the issues they currently face but also assisting them to be future ready and grow into mature, well-adjusted adults.
One of the fathers who had accompanied his 15 year old son to the workshop said, “Teenage is a very confusing time for the kids and I remember when I was a teenager, I found it very hard to speak to my parents about the problems I was facing. I especially accompanied my son to this workshop because I want him to know that the communication channels are always open between us and we should face anything together as a family. I was quite impressed with the workshop and I feel that it will help my son to figure out what he wants in life, choose his friends wisely and not give in to peer pressure and also gain insights into what he wants to do with his life.”
Getting teens to be ‘life-ready’ was the aim of the workshop which Pratiksha Seth ably accomplished.