Thank you Jesus for another day!
As you all know every other Sunday my teens meet up at my house and we have our group discussions. This week\’s topic was on \”Attitude\”. We chose attitude because out of 17 of the gurls 13 of them said that they would like to change their attitudes. We got down on this topic do yall hear me? We tore this baby in half!
We learned that teens have more pressure than we care to remember. See we as parents sometimes forget about how we had it when we were coming up. We forget that we once were teens and that we had issues too. But as we become adults, we have other things such as bills to pay, our husbands or boyfriends that we look after, issues from our jobs, issues from neighbors and family members, and our teens issues gets pushed to the side. Most times their issues are never dealt with and continues into adult hood. Many are faced to go through it alone with no one to talk too. By this time issues turns into attitude. And thats where anger comes in.
Teens need a group for them and by them, where they can come and relate with other teens and listen to things that ONLY concerns them. We dont get off topic about us ( the adults) but its all about them, and Im constantly reminding them of that.Our next meet topic will be on \”self esteem\”.
What I really like most is the gurls are really opening up. They were very talkative this week. They were asking questions, and commenting. I am really blessed to have this group. I am so excited, I have so many ideas that Im going to bring to the table.
I prayed for a co-leader and GOT her! Her name is Shaquila Stubbs. She set in with us this week( I do not let the parents/no one sit in with us at all,)she was here because she spoke on attitude and the gurls LOVED HER! Not only is she real, but she broke it down, went to Church on the gurls and all. She is going to school to be a teacher, so this is first hand what she will be doing at the age of 28 ….did I mention with High School Students?!
For the very first meeting I had 17 teens. This time the teens told a friend and we had 23 gurls this time. Praise God! Aint that a blessing? I never in my life saw this for me. This is who I am.