This list of 5 Tips for Encouraging Teen Girls been been brought to you in collaboration with DaySpring®. The teen years can be a challenging time of growth for many teens and these ideas are meant to inspire grown-ups with tips for encouraging the teen girls in their life. This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DaySpring, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DayspringSadieRob http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV
With two young children under age six in our home, our family relies on some wonderful teenage girl babysitters to help our family care for the boys. These young ladies enable my husband and I to get some much needed alone time together for an occasional date-night. They also help with our children when we have important Doctor’s appointments or other family emergencies.
Our kids love these young ladies and they look forward to being with our babysitters. My husband and I remember what the teen years were like, and we do our best to offer mentoring and encouragement to the young women who help us with our children.
5 Tips for Encouraging Teen Girls
Some ideas and tips for encouraging teen girls include:
1. Ask them questions and get engaged. We’ve learned so much about our babysitters just by spending a few minutes with them before and after each babysitting session. We learn about their educational pursuits, their extracurricular interests, and sometimes a bit about their social lives. My husband and I love to pour encouragement into to their lives by being interested in their schooling and extracurricular activities. For instance, our babysitter Leslie loves to travel. She recently went abroad to study a new country over the summer and we loved hearing her stories about her travels.
2. Take a genuine interest in their milestones like graduation or back-to-school. Now is a great time to find out what areas of study your teen is engaging in. Help teens feel important by asking them lots of questions about their area of study. Why interests them about their major? What are their dreams for the future? What plans do they have for finding a job? Future growth? My husband and I try to offer words of wisdom when we can and sometimes we even have contacts in those areas of interest and can help teens find new mentors or points of contact. Pictured here I’ve got my arm wrapped around another one of our babysitters. We’re at the wedding of a mutual friend who has also acted as a babysitter for our family.
3. Find gifts that encourage and inspire. Did you know there are some wonderful gifts for teens offered by DaySpring® that are created specifically to encourage and inspire teen girls? Not only are the messages encouraging, they are perfect for back-to-school or great gifts for graduation. It’s not easy keeping faith and values front of mind in teens and young adults these days but the new DaySpring® Sadie Robertson “Live Original” products are perfect for spreading positive messages of faith, love, and originality with teenagers.
My boys and I put together a gift for our babysitter Leslie to thank her for the wonderful job she’s doing as a babysitter and to encourage her this year as she gears up for back to school. We picked out some DaySpring® Sadie Robertson “Live Original” stationary at Walmart including a spiral notebook, composition notebook, and 3 pack of folders. We paired these with a gift bag and some matching new wooden pencils.
She absolutely loved her new gift. I was amazed how just some simple stationary opened her up for some long talks about her recent travels and her dreams for the future. I am so inspired by this new line of positive and encouraging stationary, and my hope for this new generation of teens is refueled seeing the positive messages being shared by Sadie Robertson and DaySpring®.
4. Host a teen dream party. Host a party with teen girls and ask them to create a dream board. Cut out photos from old magazines and paste them onto poster boards to help teens put words and images to their dreams. Maybe it’s a trip overseas, a fun career, a family, a car, whatever it is – encourage the girls to dream and talk about their plans. How do they plan to get to their dreams? I can remember creating a dream board as a teen and how it helped me visualize the plans I had for the future. I’ve included an example of a dream board here that I found on flickr creative commons.
5. Encourage teens to journal their goals. Use the Sadie Robertson “Live Original” notebooks and journals to help your teen set some small attainable goals to help her reach her dreams and goals. Encourage her to find a girlfriend to help her be accountable for working towards her goals. Offer support with training, mentoring, courses or funds. Every time she completes a step towards her goal, she can write down the accomplishment in her goal journal. This is a great way to keep track of her progress and encourage her on the path to reaching her goals.
Connect with DaySpring and Live Original
Would you like even more ideas for encouraging the teen girl in your life? Check out the Live Original Website. You can also find other fabulous gifts, stationary, household decor, and cards at the DaySpring® website – perfect for any occasion.
You can find the new line of Sadie Robertson’s “Live Original” stationary and back to school supplies at Walmart.
How do you inspire your teen?
Have a special teenage girl or boy in your life? How do you inspire and encourage your teen? I’m always looking for great ideas. Please leave a comment below. I love hearing from my readers.
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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DaySpring, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DayspringSadieRob http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV #DayspringSadieRob #liveoriginal #PMedia #ad