According to Laura Padilla-Walker, BYU university professor and associate director of the school of Family Life, there are four main strengths that are needed for a teen to grow into a successful adult. These are based around being more intrinsically motivated and yet also aware of ones impact in and connection with the world.
Family figures like grandparents or parents play a part in developing this awareness and inter-related skill-sets, as may other mentors in a young persons life, like a school guidance counselor, track and field coach or other subject specialist or just someone who lives life well. Here’s a link to the article below.
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