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Teens – Managing Life’s Expectations Workbook and Card Deck

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Teens are bombarded with expectations from parents, teachers, peers, work supervisors, themselves, media messages, and society’s standards. They need to figure out when to try, or not try, to live up to someone’s expectations and decide how to handle unreasonable expectations while upholding their own passions and plans.

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SKU: 9781570253478 - 44 Category: Ages: 13-18 Author: Ester R.A. Leutenberg & Carol Butler, MS Ed, RN, C Illustrator: Amy L. Brodsky, LISW-S Publisher: Whole Person Associates Page count: 138 ISBN: 9781570253478

Product overview

The Teens – Managing Life’s Expectations Workbook gives you the tools you need to work with teens as they manage all of the expectations thrown at them. The activities in this workbook help teens recognize, evaluate, and revise as needed expectations from others and themselves.

Each chapter focuses on specific skills that teens will learn to help them manage expectations including:

  • Decision making
  • Empathy
  • Goal-setting and prioritizing
  • Gratitude
  • Resiliency
  • Strength from adversity
  • Teamwork

Each activity in the workbook has clear instructions for the facilitator and offers a variety of options including journal writing, role playing, group discussion opportunities, goal-setting, and free expression activities.  All of the worksheets and handouts are fully reproducible.  This workbook is spiral bound to facilitate making copies of the various activities and handouts.

The nine chapters included in the workbook are:

  1. Self-Expectations
  2. Care-Giver Expectations
  3. Peer Expectations
  4. Partner Expectations
  5. School Expectations
  6. Work/Volunteer Expectations
  7. Media Expectations
  8. Self-Development Expectations
  9. Recap

Teens – Managing Life’s Expectations Card Deck

This deck of open-ended questions will help teens get in touch with feelings and kick-start lively discussions about teen body image. Each question corresponds to a specific page in the book.
Sample Questions:
In what ways do you expect too much of yourself? Ask a volunteer: “In what ways do you expect too little of yourself?”
In what ways is school different from the outside world?
What happens when you expect people who are close to you to be perfect?

Sample Pages