I Wish My ________ Knew

Have youth respond in writing to the prompt “I wish my __________________ (fill in person or role) knew…….” in order to learn more about their personal lives.  This activity allows for deeper connection with youth and often brings up social-emotional challenges the person is facing. Many people find that doing this in writing is easier than verbally. A stronger connection with youth can open many doors to improvements in academics, mental health, emotional management, and feelings of safety.