Common Peer Issues for Teens

Here are a few common peer issues for teens  Teen self esteem begins developing during the formative years. As long as things go well, it will continue to develop from there. It’s staying on a healthy path that’s tough. Peer problems can easily lead an impressionable teen down the wrong road, and once negative consequences begin to arise, the damage to self-worth can worsen. 1. Comparing Physical Characteristics One of the most common peer problems is physical comparison. Maybe your daughter is a bit heavier than some of her friends and...

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How To Help Your Teen Have Their Own Opinion

Teenage Self Esteem: Encourage the Voicing of Opinions Teenage self esteem can be a struggle, and some teens don’t voice their opinions out of fear of ridicule from their parents or peers. You might also have a strong teen who has no problem sharing her views. Either way, it’s a smart idea to help teens express themselves in a respectful way. 1. Ask Questions Rather than drilling your own views into your teen’s head, why not ask what they think? You might be surprised or even impressed at their take on what’s happening in the world. If...

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Teens, How To Raise Your Self Esteem

Teenage Self Esteem: It Takes Effort If you’re a teen who wants to learn how to raise your self esteem, you’re not alone. If self-worth developed on its own, so many adults would not be suffering from low confidence. If you want to develop your teen self esteem, you will need to take full responsibility for who you are. Understanding Teenage Self Esteem: What it Looks Like A person with strong self-worth: Knows who they are and what they would like to get from life. Has a solid moral code and treats others with kindness and respect. Maintains...

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Mental Illness With Teens

Teen Mental Illness: Are Doctors too Quick to Medicate?  No parent is born knowing how to handle teen mental illness, and most don’t prepare themselves in advance. We don’t want to assume that our kids will end up with such problems, but with teen self esteem suffering in the modern age, it’s not surprising that so many parents are now facing the task of helping their kids through depression. A Heavily Medicated Culture: The Rising Epidemic of Drugging Our Children A recent Gallup survey showed that 9 percent of teens have been prescribed...

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Is Your Teen Over Committed?

Teen Worries About the Future: Is Your Child Obsessed?  Teen issues can drive a parent nuts. Common problems include laziness and a lack of focus on schoolwork, but for some kids, it’s an overzealous attitude toward scholarly perfection that becomes a problem. Teen worries about college and future careers are natural, and seeing that your child cares about such things might make you proud. However, the line between being dedicated and being obsessed can be hard to define, so if you have an extremely scholarly child, you may need to help her...

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