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Teen SEL writing journal prompt- Making mistakes and growing up

Making Mistakes Writing Prompt

Mistakes are a natural part of growing up. But some mistakes have better consequences than others. Explore ideas about the types of mistakes we make as we grow and the impacts our choices can have on our relationships and future.

  • What kind of stories does your family tell about youthful mistakes?
  • When is a time you didn't anticipate how your action might impact someone else or your relationship with them?
  • What's a mistake you wish you'd made, or a chance you wish you had taken?
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This writing prompt is based on the quote "Making mistakes is part of growing up. Just try to make the kind your family can laugh about over holiday dinner."
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