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[16 Mar 2011 | | ]
Teenagers Share How An Anger Management Class Impacted Their Lives

TweetShare I enjoy listening to teenagers. They have a lot to offer to society if we would only understand and listen to them.  They are valuable to society and we shouldn’t ignore their great potential. Recently, I worked with some teenagers in my Keys to Success Program (Anger Management Class). The program is designed to give teenagers strategies and encouragements to control their feelings and emotions when Mr and Mrs. Attitude and Temper (Mr and Mrs. A.T.) take control of them. They are taught that they are Mr. and Mrs. A.T. …

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[3 Mar 2011 | | ]
Simple Ways Parents Can Discipline A Teenager

TweetShareOne of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is disciplining a teenager when they have made wrong choices; especially when they have violated your trust.  Parents also struggle with who will be the disciplinarian when actually both should be. It is imperative that parents work in unison when it comes to discipline. If you don’t, the teenager will foster disagreement between their parents.
A teenager knows how to steal your heart with their eyes and pitiful looks when being disciplined.  Don’t give into the teenager unless you have strong …

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[13 Jun 2010 | | ]
Teenager Was Angry Towards Everyone Around Her

Colleen’s Testimonial
My name is Colleen. I was arrested for shoplifting. I was angry when I got arrested but for some reason it was towards everyone around me and not myself. I was stubborn and very hard headed. I had a bad attitude and my temper was out of control. At first, when I was told I had to attend a class for shoplifting, I thought it was going to be a boring class with bad kids. It turned out the class was amazing and the kids weren’t bad at all.  …

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[14 Mar 2010 | | ]

TweetShareListed below are issues that teens are facing in school. The magnitude of the issues they are facing is alarming. Teens are very stressed out in school which hinders their ability to perform. This is a reflection of the challenges that families are facing in society. This makes it more challenging for teachers to teach.
What do you dislike about your school? (In their own words.)

When people talk about me behind my back
When people who make fun of other people
 When people are messing with me
Too many people fighting in school
People hitting …

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[9 Mar 2010 | | ]

TweetShareListed below are several factors that contribute to the negative behavior of teenagers. It’s important to understand these factors in order to properly respond to their issues. These factors were identified and discussed during a workshop with teachers. The more we understand the negative behavior of children and teenagers, we will have gain sufficient knowledge to teach them how to deal with life’s issues.
Responses to question why do students get in trouble?

Peer pressure
Lack of good decision making skills
Poor home environment
Lack of attention
Lack of skills to perform specific tasks
Lack of parental …

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[24 Feb 2010 | | ]

TweetShareGenesis 14:1-24
Points to Ponder

When  you are in bondage, it can lead to rebellion (Genesis 14:4).
People will eventually rebel against their oppressors (Genesis 14:5).
Deliverance can come at a deadly cost (Genesis 14:5-7).
Selfishness can lead you into bondage (Genesis 14:12).
God will always provide a ram (Deliverer) in the bush (Genesis 14:13).
God will never abandon the righteous (Genesis 14:14).
You must have the right tools to deliver people from an oppressor (Genesis 14:15).
When someone takes your blessings, they can only hold onto it for a period of time (Genesis 14:16).
If the oppressed becomes the oppressor, they …

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[8 Feb 2010 | | ]

TweetShareThis is a testimonial about Thomas, a teenager who recognized the need to control his attitude and temper.
 Thomas’ Testimonial-
I attended a class to help me understand how to turn negative situations around into positive ones in my life.  I learned to think about consequences of my actions before I make a decision because my actions have hurt someone’s feelings or led to a fight.

“I know that being in control will help me to respect others and myself”

I learned that controlling my attitude and temper would help me be a better …

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[1 Feb 2010 | | ]

TweetShareDuring the Keys to Success program the students had to compose a story about a teenager who rebelled against his/her family, peers or society. The story could be true or completely fictional.  The following is a true story by Pam written about one segment of her life.
Pam’s Story
“One day I started to hang out with this other girl named Sarah.  Before I met Sarah I was what you would call a good kid.  Sarah was like a black hole. Sarah sucked me in and did not spit me out.  In …

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[31 Dec 2009 | | ]

TweetShareTeen’s Zone
The Teen’s Zone provides testimonials from students who have made wrong choices. It will also include essays, stories and feedback received from teenagers after attending an anger management workshop. Information included will be beneficial for both teens and parents. The teen’s stories are very compelling regarding issues they are facing and show how reluctant the teens are to obtain help.  Many parents are reluctant to admit their teen might have an anger problem.  It’s important not to hide the teen’s  anger under the rug because it needs to be …