If you’re feeling hopeless or even just a little down, gratitude is one of the best antidotes. Chris and Karlie talk about guiding teens to be thankful for the little things that are going right and the incredible benefits that gratefulness brings.
They also dive into some teen terms you might be hearing or confused about and how to raise capable teenagers using the “funnel theory”.
It’s an episode full of really practical information and tips that will leave you more empowered and maybe even a little more hopeful!
In this episode, we mentioned or used the following resources:
- Forbes: Gratitude Is Good: Why It’s Important And How To Cultivate It
- Harvard Health Publishing: Giving thanks can make you happier
- Urban Dictionary
- Teen Life Podcast: Episode 14: Independence & Likes
- Podcast music by Luke Cabrera and Tobin Hodges
Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
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Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.