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Emancipate Your Mind: 120: Helping Your Teen Discover Their Personal Identity

The primary developmental task your teen will go through, whether they grew up in high demand religion or not, is differentiation. Differentiation is a process all humans go through to establish an individual identity separate from their parents and authority figures. It is a process whereby we discover our values, our beliefs, our desires, and our boundaries.

The process our teens are going through is very similar to the one we experienced after leaving high demand religion. Now we get to apply the skills we learned from our own experience to support our teens in self discovery.



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