Growing up can be a very stressful experience for some older teens and young adults. Issues relating to independence and autonomy loom high, while issues pertaining to making the right impression, being accepted as part of a group, and knowing what their responsibilities are as emerging adults can be serious concerns for themselves and family members.
Welcoming Responsibilities: 30 Ways for Older Teens and Young Adults to Handle Responsibilities highlights many of these responsibilities that they may not have considered before, and encourages discussion among peers and family members. Some issues discussed include responsibility for controlling, and being intentional about, their actions, for caring for others, for personal safety, for monitoring their mental health and impulsivity, and for thinking seriously about financial responsibility. Some of the conversations that may follow could be helpful in addressing potential problem areas before they occur.
Welcoming Responsibilities: 30 Ways for Older Teens and Young Adults to Handle Responsibilities helps young people consider many situations that they would have to face at some time and prepares them through critical thinking to make the right decisions for themselves, when the time comes. Thinking critically about some of these issues could help alleviate stress and reduce mental health challenges that could arise during this time of life.