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The Importance of Positive Thinking!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Why Positive Thinking is Important for Teens You hear about positive thinking a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Everyone likes to be happy, but positive thinking goes far beyond what is in the forefront of our minds. Along with maintaining a good attitude, positive thinking is also about growing self-awareness and clearing negativity from the subconscious mind. For many adults who are working through this process, it becomes clear that much of their negativity was formed during the teen years, when many people begin comparing...

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Unexpressed Feelings: The Consequences for Teen Self Esteem

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 The consequences of unexpressed feelings for teens regarding self esteem. We send young children mixed messages about how to handle their feelings. On the one hand, we tell them to express themselves, say what they feel and not be afraid to show their emotions. We also often tell them to stop throwing tantrums. Is this the right parenting strategy? Should we be tougher on our kids to make sure we don’t spoil them? Or, are we being so tough that we’re teaching them to stuff their feelings inside? It makes sense to teach kids to be strong....

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Is Teen Self Esteem Directly Related To Making Good Decisions?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How Positive Teen Self Esteem Relates to Smart Decision Making Every time you make a smart decision, your self-esteem gets a boost. This is true regardless of your age, but it’s especially important for young teens. When teen choices are made intelligently, and teens are able to see the results of those choices, positive self-esteem develops. It also works in the opposite sense. Higher teen self esteem leads to making more positive choices. Good Decisions in Teens: Developing Self-esteem Self-esteem is about more than just feeling like you’re...

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Teaching Your Teen How To Handle Emotions

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a Teen Clings to Negative Emotion Teen emotions can be difficult to figure out, especially when it seems like your teen is upset about something you view as silly. If your teen clings to small disappointments, such as failing a test or getting into an argument with a friend, she might need some help getting into a better emotional place. When a Teen Clings to a Negative Situation: Helping them Move Forward Positive Focus If possible, try to help your teen see the good in every situation. If she’s just been dumped, remind her that she is...

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Is Your Teen Depressed?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Signs of Teen Depression You Should Never Ignore  The popularity of the hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has brought a very important discussion about teen depression to dinner tables around the country. The show has been criticized for its graphic imagery and serious subject matter, but many parents are thankful. In a world where teen suicide is frighteningly common, parents want to know how they can help. All teens get moody now and again. Teen self esteem is always a struggle, and the high-school years tend to come with plenty of ups...

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Teaching Teens about Kindness

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teaching Teens about Kindness  Teen kindness often seems fleeting. Compassion is a fundamental part of a healthy human mind, but good behavior must be taught. If you’re witnessing bullying or unflattering behavior from your daughter, it might be time to evaluate what you’re teaching her. Low teen self esteem often leads to the bad treatment of others. Encourage Leadership Try to teach your teens to stand up for what they believe is right. A lot of teens follow the crowd and fear making waves that could mess up their lives. If your daughter...

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How Parents Fighting Affects Teen Self Esteem

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does parents fighting affect your teen self esteem? Arguments involve a loss of control, so it makes sense that many parents lose track of how badly their fights affect their teenagers. You might assume that they understand things about the nature of adult arguments that they really do not. When Teens Blame Themselves It goes without saying that relationship problems can’t be worked out overnight. If you and your spouse are going through something, you should aim for progress, not perfection. However, while working on your relationship, take...

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Animal Cruelty: Watching for the Signs of Teen Violence

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Animal Cruelty: Watching for the Signs of Teen Violence You know that you need to show your kids right from wrong, and a great way to do that is by teaching compassion toward animals. Most American households have a furry friend or two. Most parents assume that their children will be kind to those pets. Teen kindness is common, but it isn’t always a given. If you see behavior that worries you, such as animal cruelty, it’s important to pay attention. According to Psychology Today, any form of animal abuse could be a red flag for...

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Helping Your Daughter With Issues around Friends

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen Issues with Bullying: Helping Your Daughter Navigate Friendships  Bullying is a common teen issue, and whether your daughter is bullying someone else, witnessing bullying or being bullied herself, it can be a troubling topic to bring up. If you see your daughter’s friend group falling apart, it might be time to step in and see if you can do some damage control. 1. If Your Daughter is a Bystander Your daughter might be witnessing another girl in her group getting bullied or shunned. Maybe she doesn’t like it but isn’t sure what to do. If...

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Summertime Activities That Keep Teens Out of Trouble

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summertime Fun: Avoiding Teen Issues in the Summer Months  Summertime is a dream for teens, but parents often dread the warm months. How can you relax and focus on your work day when you know your teen could be getting into trouble? It’s easy for problematic teenage issues to come up when the kids are sitting around the house feeling bored all day. That’s why scheduling summer activities can be so beneficial. 1. A Local Part-time Job Fast-food restaurants, malls, movie theaters and amusement parks all need extra workers during the busy summer...

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