A message from Debra, author of My Feet Aren’t Ugly, about building self-esteem for teens
I was a teenager once too…For me, maybe like some of you, being a teenager was anything but pleasant. From anxiety about school, friends, peer pressure, family life, not liking or even knowing who I really was, to worrying about not fitting in, my teen years were filled with feelings of confusion, frustration and self-doubt.
Hey Parents, I’ve also been a parent of 2 teenage girls, and I understand how tough these years can be. With drugs, casual sex and suicide on the rise, we have every reason to be concerned for our teens welfare. How can we stay connected to our teen so that they feel safe exploring their feelings with us? When they are faced with important issues, how can we encourage them to come to us with their questions?
I am here to help – self esteem for teenagers
My goal is to help teenagers develop the self-confidence they need to make good decisions for themselves and to help parents relate to their teens and stay connected.
I have helped many parents and teenagers go through this period with greater ease and understanding, and I would like to help you, too.
Please use my blog and check out the many articles I have posted for parents and teens that will help you with issues like Girls Standing In Their Power, Self Reliance and Independence, and Are We Training Our Teens to be Great Deceivers. Then stay in touch by signing up for my Empowered Teens and Parents Newsletter. You’ll get a free gift when you sign up.
So, this is for you, girls! My first book, “My Feet Aren’t Ugly, A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself From the Inside Out”, has helped thousands of girls. It offers encouragement, fresh ideas, and insight to become satisfied and confident with who you are on this journey. Check out what people are saying about the book or purchase it online now at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Parents if you are looking for more tools to help your teenagers strengthen their sense of self you’ve landed in the right spot. For you I have articles, blog posts, mentoring, workshops, parenting groups, and guided Mother-Daughter Retreats, all of which will help you in your relationship with your teen.
If you are looking for personal development, I offer life and relationship coaching to help you stay connected to yourself and overcome the obstacles that are getting in the way of your happiness.
Check out “Empowered Teens and Parents”, my organization for teenagers and the parents who want to support their teen through these difficult times. Its mission is to produce self esteem for teenagers, by helping them have a better sense of who they are and make better decisions in all areas of life by learning how to love themselves and becoming empowered with self-esteem.
It’s all about you…
Helping teenagers and parents has become my life’s work. It is my passion to help teens learn to love themselves and to help parents strengthen their relationship with their teen.
articles: how to parent teens
How to Help Your Teen with Stress
A Key To A Happier and Healthier You
Pressure To Conform: Let Me Be Me; I’m Not You
FaceBook Is Not The Problem
How to Help Teens Cope With the Economic Crisis
Self Reliance and Independence: Giving Our Teens the Ultimate Gift
Are we training our teens to be great deceivers?
Staying Connected in a Disconnected World
Doves Self-esteem Campaign
I want this video on my Web Site so parents and teens can how truly amazing we as women see ourselves.
Boost Your Daughter’s Self- Esteem
article by NEPAFamily.com
… Girls who have low self-esteem generally go where society leads them. Unfortunately, the stakes are high if they mess up. “When girls who already have a low sense of self engage in any activity before they’re ready, their self-esteem plummets even more,” says Beck. Often, such activity can be self-destructive or even harmful. The problem is that besides ruining their tween/teen years, these behaviors tend to follow them into adulthood and affect their lives as a whole, then get passed on to the next generation.
Peer pressure only adds to the problem. Read the rest of this story…