My thoughts are agitated when I look at our nation today, the one for which we are leaving a legacy. What will it look like?
I think of the young girl in middle school who wants so much to escape the personal assaults she finds on social media. I think of the young man addicted to violent video games. I think of parents who see their child as lazy and distant; not understanding those behaviors could be a sign of depression. I think of the teacher who has so many children in her classroom that she cannot adequately address their multiple intelligences.
Then I think what if you could positively impact and improve the quality of life of some disenfranchised young person and delete the negative stories they are telling themselves? What would you do?
Many guests at the Frankly Speaking Table have shared their expertise, commitment, and compassion to and for young people who have been left behind, leftover, or left out. However, this week my guest looks at this tender space through the lens of a developmental psychologist, an innovative, mission-focused, and solutions-oriented leader and who brings experience designing and strengthening child, youth, and family-focused initiatives.
Be surprised as Dr. Suzanne Le Menestrel reveals what and how current behavioral and psychological research describes the challenges our next generation faces today. Of particular interest is how she highlights bullying myths.
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You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.