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Helping Adults: The Traits that Make a Difference in a Teen’s Life

Think back to when you were a teenager . . . was there an adult in your life who you really disliked? Maybe a particular teacher, coach, or neighbor? What was it about that person? Why was their impact on you so great that you still recall their interactions? Isn’t it incredible that out of all the people who have come and gone over the years, you can still recall this one so clearly? Do you think they still remember you? Now switch gears . . . think about an adult in your life that really made a difference. Someone who had your best interests in mind, believed in you and communicated it consistently. What was it about this person or mentor? What did they do that made them stand out?