Defiance or Development? Dealing with Adolescent resistance and refusal

Based on Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s work on Making Sense of Adolescence as well as Making Sense of Aggression

One of the tasks in adolescence is to develop a sense of self as a viable and separate being. This involves resisting the input and ideas of others. This presentation focuses on how to navigate the resulting defiance and turn it into positive development of self. In addition, a framework for dealing with frustration and counterwill will be revealed.


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