Formula for Success with Your Teens!

Here is a model that I came up with many years ago after working on the front lines with teenagers with every kind of issue you can think of. This is not a  ” magical ” formula that will instantly remove any problems, but I have seen it produce a 50% increase in positive behavior, or progress toward a set goal, in just a few weeks of implementation. This is the foundation, but each topic MUST be applied in the order that you see on here. The key to developing success when working with difficult populations may be surprising, but it has proven itself over and over for many years I have used it. If you confuse the order, you will likely not see progress. The actual training on this is fairly comprehensive, but as a starting point, here is the formula I call RTBASE ( Rightbase).

R- Respect

T- Trust

B- Boundaries

A- Application

S- Support

E- Evaluation

These are the components I have found must be in place to see true change and long term results. If you use the formula in any other order, you will likely see no change. There is teaching to be done on each component and how to develop each, but for now I am sharing a base or a foundation for a certain mindset to get into when having trouble teaching or addressing teens with problem behavior. See if you use any/all of these when YOU are working with or counseling others! You may be surprised!



Author: (Don't Label My Kid! Coaching & Counseling Team)

Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching. I have a great desire to help others make it through times that I myself have had to navigate. I understand the process, the pain,and the support needed. I, and the rest of my team all have both the formal education to coach others but more importantly we also have the life experience which allows us to relate to all the phases and hurdles that come with recovering from issues like depression, addiction, domestic violence, spiritual confusion, and much more. I feel that the combination of formal training and life experience allows us to meet those we help every point of need- in a real way.

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