Welcoming Responsibilities

30 Ways for Older Teens and Young Adults to Handle Responsibilities

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.

Author's Notes

I am an avid reader and will read anything worthwhile and interesting, especially autobiographies.  I have been fortunate to have written several book-length autobiographies: for a WWII pilot, a Holocaust survivor, a Christian minister, a soccer referee over his 55 years’ career, and a single mother, who with an unusual childhood history, brought up five successful adults on her own. I am also fortunate to be able to help many other individuals write their own autobiographies and to learn a great deal from their experiences.
My interest in writing the Successful Youth Living Series stems from my working with young people and writing a weekly column for a number of years; but the catalyst for my interest in this age group stems from my own personal experience as a young person. Away from home on a scholarship during these formative years and planning to quit school because of the actions of unthinking adults, who had good intentions, I was fortunate to have found a good mentor.  An insightful professor took an interest in me, as a young person who needed some guidance, and through conversations taught me many of the lessons that I hope many young people would gain from these books. I am indebted to her, who was from a different religion, different race, different age, and a whole different worldview, and who was able to help me become an independent critical thinking young adult, ready to take on the world on my terms.  My goal is to pay this forward. 

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Genre: Non Fiction > Personal Development

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ISBN: 9781775009443

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