Disappointment Isn’t a Bad Thing

Disappointment Isn’t a Bad Thing

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In this episode of the Stay Calm, Don’t Panic! Podcast, Chris Robey is joined by Dr. David Fraze to discuss the affect of disappointment on teenagers. Is disappointment all bad? Is rescuing our children the best answer? Jump into this great conversation and hear ways to help push and equip students to face challenges and disappointments. 

In this episode, Dr. David Fraze answers…

  1. Why do adults, especially parents, treat disappointment like a bad thing?
  2. What are a few of the benefits of facing and journeying through disappointment?
  3. What are a few ways adults can help students face and journey through disappointment?
Ask yourself…
  • Am I trying to prevent teenagers from facing disappointment?
  • Are my expectations and views of my teenager realistic?
  • Am I seeking my identity in the successes of my children?
Go ask a teen…
  • What disappointments have you faced in life?
  • When things are tough, what helps you get through it?
  • How can you learn from past disappointments and use them to make you better?
Resources:

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About Us:

Dr. David Fraze (D.Min., Fuller Theological seminary) is Special Assistant to the President of Lubbock Christian University and Fort Worth Area Director and Manager of DFW Character Coaches for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a popular speaker and writer on all things youth ministry and adolescence. Based out of North Richland Hills, Texas, David has been working with students for over 25 years. Follow him on Twitter!

Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Life. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!
Karlie Duke started working as Teen Life’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!
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Ryan Young Talks Student Athletes

Ryan Young Talks Student Athletes

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Athletics are a huge part of many teenagers’ Middle School and High School experiences. This episode, Chris and Karlie are joined by former NFL player, Ryan Young, to talk about how to raise, coach and develop successful students athletes. There is a place for balance and growth in the context of adolescent athletics. Join us for a great conversation about how to make the most of those teenage athletic years!

In this episode, you’ll find out…
  • How students can grow and learn through involvement in sports.
  • Some unique challenges of student athletes.
  • The lies that parents and coaches tell teenage athletes.
  • The importance of taking a break and allowing teens to rest.
  • Some qualities of a successful student athlete.
Ask yourself…
  • Am I setting realistic goals for this student athlete?
  • How can I better help teens manage their time and balance priorities other than sports?
  • Why am investing in the lives of student athletes? How can I best engage my athletes?
Go ask a teen…
  • How are sports helping you succeed in other areas? In school? At home? With friends?
  • Are you setting realistic goals for yourself?
  • Are you having fun?
Resources:

In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:

About Us:

Ryan Young played college football at Kansas State University and is a former offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Jets, Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys. Currently he works for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as the East Fort Worth Field Associate and is enrolled at Kings University Gateway to earn his Masters in Practical Theology. Follow him on Twitter!

Chris Robey is the Program Director for Teen Lifeline, Inc. Earlier in his career while working as a youth minister, Chris earned a Masters Degree in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University to better equip his work with teenagers and families. Chris’ career and educational opportunities have exposed him to teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. Follow him on Twitter!
Karlie Duke started working as Teen Lifeline’s Communications Director after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Communications with a minor in Family Studies. Karlie has worked with teenagers for the past 5 years and is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!
Have a question?
If you have a question about something you heard or just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!