Transitioning from child to adulthood just may be one of the most challenging and tumultuous times of life. While body and mind are busy developing at will, teens are also learning who they are and where they fit in their community, what their values are/should be, and how to apply them. Challenges are around every corner and some are overwhelmed by the act of growing up.
This deck was created with the help of a young teen struggling to meet these challenges. Give this deck to your teens and let them work through it. Offer to sit with your family and work through the challenges presented and those that may be part of your teens’ experience. Use it in small groups at school with students who may show signs of being overwhelmed. Use it in the classroom to teach the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. Students better equipped to respond to the many distractions of adolescence may be more focused learners. Introducing the Skills & Attitudes of resilience at this time of life is likely to help students become more competent in dealing with many challenges they face.
For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.
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BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.
Your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck is posted above. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them. We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.
Click on each image to enlarge. Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?
Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.
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