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Ruben was a fourteen year old ball of fire when he arrived at Matara.
Teenagers who are confused are first and foremost perplexed about their basic identity. As young children, we are not cognitively or emotionally capable of engaging in self-reflection.
No man is an island and no teen grows up in a vacuum. The second component of our approach is to develop healthier communication between parents and their challenging teenager.
As the teen begins to develop mindfulness towards himself and his family, we begin to have him reflect upon his relationship with peers and the wider social universe.