Today’s tip is to all the grown-ups out there who live or work with young people in some capacity. (However, teens, you might want to watch this, too, because you might feel relieved hearing this straight talk. I want to focus on one bad habit that adults have in the way they SEE the young people in their lives.

When a teenager is grumpy, ornery, or ignores us, we make certain assumptions about what’s going on for them, and often I discover those assumptions AREN’T TRUE.

Watch this 5-minute video to hear a story about how I caught some grown-ups making a negative assumption about one of my teen clients, and what we all can learn from this experience.