Parents, youth pastors, teachers, counselors, psychologists, or anyone who simply cares about engaging or connecting with children and adolescents (youth) could benefit by memorizing some simple communication techniques that have worked for me during my thirty years of experience in engaging and connecting with youth. These techniques are easy ways to memorize and recall what to say to youth in a nonthreatening, nonjudgmental manner, while maintaining a caring and empathic attitude. With a clear mind, fit body, and well-spirited approach to youth, you can make a connection and, in turn, a difference in the lives of youth. Along with an explanation of each technique for the adult, which are designed for assessing, engaging, or teaching a skill to the youth, there are illustrations for the youth to see and even color. They are designed to connect you to the youth suffering from various issues like poor decision making to low self-esteem and problems such as educational or traumas.
This book can be a supplemental textbook for child psychology, adolescent psychology, techniques of counseling, or developmental psychology.