CategoryTeens

HOW TO KEEP TEENAGERS BUSY THIS SUMMER BREAK.

Few years ago, as a teacher in a secondary school, at the beginning of the session when I asked how the long vacation went, the first thing I heard some of my students say was, ‘Aunty, the holiday was boring.’ Many of them looked forward to resumption and as much as they hated school work, it was much more preferable than staying at home. At least they got to talk with their friends...

WHEN A TEENAGER GIVES YOU THE COLD SHOULDER

Some years ago, when I walked into a gathering of teens as a corp member, I was pretty nervous. Would they like me? Would I be able to communicate with them or would they see me as a pest? And really, the icy glare they gave me when I stood in front of them got me scared. It was as if they were sizing me up and wondering what I had to offer. Teenagers are a wonderful set of people and when we...

SEVEN INTERESTING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR TEEN GROUP.

The first day I walked into a group of teenagers with some of the ideas I am about to share, I was surprised at the way their eyes lit up and their expression changed. I discovered that through these fun activities, I have been able to reach out to them more and to cause them to open up to me. It is not a sin to include these activities in your teen and youth group. God is interested in building...

SHOULD A CHURCH TEEN DATE?

I  was twelve when I had my first boyfriend. He was tall, dark and introverted. I didn’t really understand why I went into that relationship but I felt it was a cool thing to do. Although, now that I’m reminded of the incident, I think I had self-esteem issues which I thought could be handled by hooking up with boys. The relationship started on a platonic basis-two passionate...

TO THE PERFECT COUNSELLOR: FOR GOODNESS SAKE, JUST GIVE ME A SOLUTION!

It was a hot Saturday afternoon. The monthly cleanup of the teenage church had just ended and Sheila, the teen supervisor, a lady in her late twenties, stepped out of the teens church to find cover from the scorching sun under a mango tree that stood opposite the main church auditorium. Dupe, a fourteen year old dark skinned girl sights her from afar. “Excuse me ma.” Dupe hollered. Sheila turned...

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