NLP Child Psychology: Supporting Teenagers with NLP
As one of the many branches of psychology, Child Psychology, is one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on the mind and behaviour of children from prenatal development through adolescence. Child psychology deals not only with how children grow physically, but with their mental, emotional and social development as well. Within this, the teenage years are considered by many to be the most difficult to cope with, not just for parents and teachers, but for teenagers too!
Historically, children were often viewed simply as smaller versions of adults. When Jean Piaget suggested that children actually think differently than adults, Albert Einstein proclaimed that the discovery was “so simple that only a genius could have thought of it.” And if young children think differently, then teenagers certainly do! So, with this in mind how much more can we do to make it easier and more tranquil for ourselves, and for our teenagers, as we navigate the way through the teenage years?
As another genius of our time, Dr Richard Bandler says, “When you want new results, it requires new thinking”. One approach to new thinking is to consider the basic assumptions of NLP. As you begin to think about NLP Child Psychology, these help you to focus on some useful beliefs when working with teenagers. For example, consider the basic belief ‘underneath every behaviour is a positive intent’. Imagine how much more useful it is when you begin to seek out the intention of an inappropriate behaviour instead of criticising the behaviour itself, so that you can guide the young person to a different and more appropriate behaviour, that gives the same outcome for them. When you believe that ‘there is always another choice’, another basic assumption of NLP, then this opens up a whole range of possibilities for successful interactions and relationships based upon NLP Child Psychology.
Here, as we consider the links between NLP Child Psychology and Teenagers, we learn how to utilise NLP Child Psychology to help through the trials and tribulations of the teenage years. Using NLP Child Psychology to apply strategies and techniques is both powerful and empowering. In the following article, Kate Benson, gives you some Top Tips for you and your Teens, for you to learn together, read together and think differently together, based upon NLP Child Psychology. All of this is backd by our subjective Bayesian research into NLP.
As Dr Richard Bandler states, “If you always focus on negative things, you’ll feel bad. If you start to look for solutions that are different and better, that’s the way your world will become. This is not ‘positive thinking’ it’s brain science”. Learn more about this brain science and how NLP can support you with NLP child psychology. Either by participating in the NLP Child Workshop or, if you want to get a better feel for us first, by downloading the free report by Kate Benson about supporting teens with NLP: