Here are a few Confidence Boosters that are always good to share with your teens!
Reinforce what makes your teens unique. During the teen years, your child will start to feel a greater need to belong and conform to be like their friends. While we want our kids to have friends, remind them of their strengths and the things that which make them special.
Be unwavering in your support. When teens are confident of their parents love, admiration and respect, it will be easier for them to develop the solid self-esteem that they need to grow up happy and emotionally healthy.
Be a good role model. Teens learn to have healthy self-esteem by watching adults around them demonstrate healthy self-esteem. Try and avoid negative self-comments and watch the positive impact that it will not only have on you but your child too! Don’t let your own self-esteem issues from the teen years get in the way of helping your kids deal with their separate issues. Easier said than done!
Keep TALKING and knowing when to just LISTEN. Believe me, I get the silent treatment. I get the rolling eyes. I get the door slammed shut. But I still keep asking questions and I remind my daughter that I am here for her.
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