(PRWEB) January 11, 2005
One of the UK's Top Teen Coaches, Sarah Newton, is on a quest to clean up British Teens.
ÂThey're supposed to be the happiest days of our lives, yet British teenagers have among the highest rates of obesity, binge drinking, cannabis consumption, sexually transmitted disease and early pregnancy in the world ... British teens are in trouble.Â Excerpt From The Observer Sunday December 5, 2004
There is no doubt about it; life is getting worse for UK teenagers. The view of the UK teenager is very dim and gives us as the adults little hope for the future.
Sarah Newton believes that the answer is three-fold:
ÂFirstly we need to gain a new understanding of the teenagers today, they are different and we need to embrace them and what they have to offer. Secondly, we need to instil belief and hope into them; they need to know that they do have prospects, despite what their grades, peers or adults may say about them. We need to unleash the leader in every one of them. Thirdly and most importantly, we need to include them in society, show them that they have a voice and can add value. They need a new defined role within their communities. As a nation, we need to shift our notion of what being a teenager means.Â
Sarah, more than anyone, knows what a huge task she has on her hands. Ex-police officer turned coach; she is no stranger to troublesome teens. However, she is not deterred and has launched a campaign this month to support teenagers to work with their parents to fight those bad habits. Parents and teenagers who sign up for the 'Free Month of Motivation' get tips and articles sent to them throughout the month and complete an on-line 'Habit Busting Form' and 'Weekly Progress Report' with, where possible, support from Sarah or one of her coaches.
"I just wanted to get teenagers and their parents into action", says Sarah. "Over the last few months we have been bombarded with non-stop bad press on teenagers and I thought it was about time I took action in a big way".
And Sarah's Clients could not agree more:
"Sarah, when I came to coaching I was a mess, I thought I had no future. Thank you for showing me how great I am and that there is a way forward for me." Jess, 15-year-old
"It is so important to be respected and most adults just don't respect us - that is what you have given back to me - my self respect. Thanks!" Catherine - teenage mother, 15 years old.
"If only more adults could think like you do, then I am sure fewer kids would play up" Damien - 14-year-old recovering drug user.
And Parents say that having Sarah support their children is like having a lifeline.
ÂWe were delighted with the impact of Sarah's coaching and felt it provided a lifeline for our son at a time when he was really struggling. The programme gave our son increased self-confidence and encouraged him to think about all of his options for future development.Â Andrew and Lynne - Parent's to Alex Â 16
In conclusion, Sarah's challenge to teenagers and their parents is straight forward and could make a big difference:
ÂWork with your teenager this New Year, pick a habit that you can both break and work together and challenge yourself to be rid of it by the end of the monthÂ.
If you need support breaking the habit, then it could not be easier. Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be subscribed to Sarah's Month of Motivation.
For further details on Sarah's Month of Motivation course, please contact Coaching 4 Teens on 0870 7518825 or e-mail email@example.com or visit the website http://www.coaching4teens.com
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About Sarah Newton
Sarah Newton one of the UK's Top Teen Coaches and a strong advocate for Teen empowerment, personal leadership and development. An ex-police officer, Sarah's life changed when the 15-year-old boy she led to a cell committed suicide because his life wasn't worth living. She dedicated the next nine years of her life working with Teens to discover how to make a difference in the lives of the young people who seemed unreachable.
Today, Sarah heads up Coaching 4 Teens, an organisation dedicated to helping Teens find the hope, belief and courage to take responsibility and be leaders in their lives. Passionate, highly knowledgeable and down to earth, Sarah is the media's choice when it comes to Teen Experts and has featured on Teenagers From Hell (ITV), Fantasy Parenting (BBC 3), Playing Up (Anglia TV) and The Stress Test (BBC1). Sarah has also been featured in The Times, The Independent and The Observer.
For further details on SarahÂs Month of Motivation course, please contact Coaching 4 Teens on 0870 7518825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website http://www.coaching4teens.com