Maturity and Growth, Part 2

Do you believe that all human beings, including teens, need love, belonging, to be related to others, and have a sense of competence and self-esteem BEFORE they can fully function? Some people think that this is nonsense, and that the issue is will and determination.  It is all mind over matter.

Some teachers and parents believe that all teens need to just “buckle down”, get to work, and do as instructed.

Here is what my research has shown…  read more.

Sign on and tell me your view!  Dave

Posted in Discussions, For Counseling Professionals, For Parents, For Teachers and Administrators, For Teens
1 Comment » for Maturity and Growth, Part 2
  1. TJL says:

    I love the point about conditional love creating anxiety. When you put conditions on something a person cherishes (such as love and acceptance) you create an anxious individual. Very powerful, very true.

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