#0047: This is why teens are bored

Education Next-forty seven Edition

Reading time: 9.10 min

Hey !!👋

This week lets read about:

  • Why teens lack motivation

  • Adi has too much in his mind

  • Bonding over

Sneha has everything a 17-year-old would want in her life. She has loving parents, and friends, access to the latest gadgets and toys, and the best education. She has nothing to do, she feels her life is incomplete and lacks a purpose.

This is common amongst a lot of teens today as they are caught in a dilemma of expectations and desires.

Why are teens lacking motivation?

There can be many reasons why young adults might feel bored. Here are some possible factors that could contribute:

Lack of stimulation:

In today's world, there are plenty of distractions and opportunities for entertainment, but some young adults may feel that they lack the stimulation they need to feel engaged and interested.

Lack of autonomy:

Young adults may feel that they lack the freedom to do what they want with their lives and make decisions for themselves.

Need for purpose:

Many young adults may not have a clear sense of who they are and what their life should be about.

High expectations:

‍Young adults may feel pressure to achieve certain goals or milestones, like getting good grades in school or pursuing a successful career.

There are a lot of things going on inside a teen's brain and to help them stay motivated parents should provide them with guidance, love, and support.

Parents need to help them set realistic expectations, recognize challenges, and give them the freedom to explore and make mistakes.

Find the link to the full blog below

Learning With Adi

Adi seems frustrated

Sometimes Adi gets overwhelmed with the projects he wants to do.

He plans too many projects at once and it becomes difficult for him to complete them. Other issues are the unavailability of resources and time.

To make his task easier, I have asked him to list down the projects he wants to do and to prioritize them in order of importance. Also to rank the projects based on complexity and time taken to complete them.

I have also suggested breaking the projects down into smaller milestones which he can work towards achieving one by one. This way, he would be able to track his progress and keep himself motivated while working on a project.

I made this Notion Template to help him plan better

Conscious Bonding

Bonding with kids over the Book Wonder

There are many reasons Wonder can be a great read for your family

"Wonder", tells the story of a young boy who looks different from his peers and faces challenges because of it. Reading the book with kids can help them understand what it feels like to be in someone else's shoes and promote empathy and kindness toward others.

  • Teaches important life lessons: "Wonder" highlights important life lessons such as the importance of kindness, acceptance, and perseverance.

  • Spark conversations: The themes and issues presented in "Wonder" can spark important conversations with kids about topics such as bullying, discrimination, and inclusion.

  • Inspires critical thinking: "Wonder" presents complex characters and situations, and reading the book with kids can inspire critical thinking and discussions about different perspectives, emotions, and motivations.

  • Engaging and accessible: "Wonder" is written in an accessible and engaging way, making it an excellent choice for children of different ages and reading levels.

Find the link to the full blog below

cheers, Priyanka

Quote of the week

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”

― Wonder

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