How do stories inform adolescents?
There are many story factors used to fascinate the listeners by describing sounds, bright colorful visuals, subjects that they are interested in, and many more factors. Using the enchanted forest with fairies and talking bugs can help teach children about being environmentally friendly. The best part about fairy stories are that they are told with boys and girls to teach them about working together, recycling, throwing away trash, planting trees, taking care of the planet, and more.
In a way, stories are very similar to watching a television program. Stories are better for processing and learning due to the level of interaction the listener and teller have. Telling a story that is all about animals of the jungle working together can help teach children and teens how people can be different and still get along. People can all have different opinions and still be able to act friendly towards one another. These are all lessons that are important for people to learn at a young age. Story Therapy will give those in need a safe place to learn, open up, and heal.
Here is a list of ways stories inform listeners.
- Having subjects that are interested in hearing about.
- Having engaging descriptions for settings.
- Having captivating story lines to keep the listeners involved.
Story Therapy is important for bringing magic, mystical creatures, mystery, role-playing, and much more into the lives of children and teens of all ages. Sometimes children aren’t allowed to live an easy life with fun and laughter. This form of therapy works well with children and teens who are going through an emotional distress in their lives or with psychological disorders learn many things in life. It is the best way to interact with them and teach them important life lessons as well as the little things in life that are harder for them to accomplish.
Stories can help kids be brave when facing situations that are hard for them. It is a way for them to climb out of the life they see as bad and step into a fun and exciting life filled with grand adventures. Everyone likes to step out of the box for a few minutes whether it is listening to music, watching a video, television, and even reading or listening to a story. Fantasizing about something new is much for fun than thinking about what you deal with every day. It’s the same way for children. There imagination is always in full swing so giving them positive information to feed it with will give them maximized benefits in life.
How do stories educate young people?
Stories draw listeners into them by the enchanting words that are used. Stories can be used to teach children and teenagers about eating disorders and how to change your way of thinking toward yourself. They teach fundamentals to those who will listen and learn from them. It may be hard for a child to learn from a direct statement. Story Therapy uses a safe place to tell a variety of stories that will help the listener overcome or develop the skills needed to live a healthy life.
It can be difficult for some children to learn. Using a positive form of learning such as Story Therapy, will quickly improve the child’s behavior, learning, and communication. We have used stories from the beginning of time to try to curb bad behaviors and teach good ones. Stories can be taught to help kids learn how to ask a question the right way, how much food to eat, how to share, how to be kind, how to be a good neighbor, how to build positive relationships, and much more.
This form of therapy is used for a teen or child who has trouble learning or handling issues. They do not give trust easily so having a safe place and a relaxed setting can be crucial for a teen or child to feel comfortable enough to open up. The reservations will be a difficult challenge to overcome. That is why it’s important to have stories that make the listener want to be involved. The main goal is to get the listeners attention. Once you have them hooked, it is easy to convey your idea or learning.
How do stories help discipline a child or teen?
There are many stories being told about bad children learning a lesson on why you should be better behaved. The stories often teach that there are consequences for your actions. If an adolescent is having trouble with discipline issues, then it is probably a good idea to introduce them to Story Therapy where they can assess their behaviours in a safe place. It makes growth easier when it comes from within.
Every culture is different when it comes to disciplinary stories. Some cultures like to use terrifying characters like monsters to frighten the young into behaving the right way. Some cultures like to take a nicer route to changing the bad behaviour by telling a more real life story with real consequences behind the actions. Although, there is no right or wrong way to tell stories, Story Therapy will not use fear to change a negative behaviour.
Young people are much more acceptable to ideas if the parents or guardians are not around. It doesn’t mean that they do not love them. Hormones and mental issues can make it hard for an adolescent to see that a guardian wants the best for them. It is much easier to see things more clearly in a story with a fun character who is learning the lesson instead of themselves.
Here is a list of some discipline actions that can be improved by Story Therapy.
- Aggressive behaviour toward people, things, or oneself
- Negative thinking and actions
- Anxiety and depression issues
- Issues with authority figures and listening to them
Is it hard to reach your child when it comes to correcting these behaviours? You may be going at it the wrong way. Story Therapy and Art Therapy are both fun interactive ways to get your child to learn more about their feelings and how to handle them in a positive way. Not every person responds well to the standard therapy session. These forms of therapy are more intuned to engage children and teenagers. Behaviour issues only get worse over time if they are not corrected fairly young. Young people with mental issues will need the extra help if you want to set them up for success later on in life. You will not always be there to make the decisions for them. Teach them how to make positive decisions all by themselves with Story Therapy.