Identity Development

Perhaps the one thing that keeps Christopher going is his own positive identity.  In many ways, he might be seeing himself very differently from how others see him.

To learn more about the tremendous power a positive identity can have, check out these links:

Samira Hussain writes about "The Effect of Parents on Adolescent Identity Development"

Check out an article entitled "How to Build a Positive Identity" by Gudrun Frerichs:

Discussion Questions:

1. Who is one person who has helped you build a positive identity?
2. What are some areas of your life that keep you from having a positive identity?
3. What do you think your future will be like if you don't have a positive identity?