Sunday, September 11, 2011

What Are They Thinking? Pt. 2

We’ve discussed before that teens are really thinking about what’s going on around them. In some cases, these are their own current events. Teens are also interested in the events that take place around the world. They are influenced greatly by the interests of their parents and peers. Encouraging conversation is a good way to find out what your teen is thinking.

You can also use conversation to spark their interests in other thinks. Magazines are popular sources of information for teens. These periodicals along with the internet are regularly used by them. Social networks are a part of our consciousness largely due to young people. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that teens are concerned with.

Jobs creation

This is one of the most important topics to teens today. The fact that many of them are included in the millions of unemployed has something to do with this. At the same time, this issue affects their future. Teens want to seen progress in jobs creation because it gives them a better outlook. This is true no matter what field they go into.

Foreign affairs

Foreign affairs specifically related to the world’s impression of America are important to teens. These young people will one day play a role in these affairs. The groundwork that adults set now, can positively or negatively impact the future.

International civil rights

Stereotypes profess that teens are self-absorbed and unconcerned about others. Many teens want to see civil rights on an international level. Countries that deny rights to their citizens are on the radar of teens. Some even work to raise money for organizations that help these citizens.

Don’t assume that your teens aren’t thinking. Some may have difficulties expressing their thoughts about these issues. With a little encouragement from you, you may discover a very insightful Teen Voice.

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