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010 How to Empower Young People


This Q & A episode responds to a listener’s question about how to empower an early adolescent to make a difference in the world. Developmentally, most 12 year olds are trying ‘not to stand’ as they navigate the transition from primary to secondary school. Yet, some adolescents are impressively politically active. Most young people are guided by their parents or teachers when it comes to practicing empowerment. Why not inspire the next generation to “Be the change you want to see in the world? “ (Ghandi) In this episode, Kimberley shares tips for parents to model empowerment with the aim of motivating young people to take action for the greater good. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to inspire young people to make a difference in their school community 2. Why it’s important for school leaders to survey students to gain their perspectives 3. What types of activities can parents and children do to feel empowered If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au