The Importance of The Right Teacher: Is Your Child Being Treated With Respect?

Teen Embarrassment from Teachers The other day at lunch, a friend and I were trying to figure out the proper amount to tip. I wished for a calculator, and she shared a story with me about why she’s so terrible at math. My friend said that when she was in school, a teacher made fun of her while she was having trouble doing a math problem on the board. The entire class laughed, and that experience traumatized her so severely that she has trouble attempting math problems to this day. Embarrassment Can Last a Lifetime I had a similar...

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What Energy Are You Creating? Three Reasons to Shift Your Thinking to The Positive

Shifting to Positive Thinking Have you ever stopped to question what energy you are putting out in the world or how this might affect your life? One of the deepest truths about life is that ‘you get what you give.’ This saying has been around a long time and for a good reason: Your beliefs and behaviors, above any outside circumstances, will affect what happens to you in life. Therefore, if you are constantly gossiping about others, being catty or whining about the negative things you have to deal with, you will see other gossipy,...

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Make Your Teenage Girl Understand Her Uniqueness Is Beautiful

Building Teen Self Esteem for Girls The definition of beauty has evolved into having a body that conforms to what the media has been marketing. The issue about defining realistic beauty has been critical in building self-esteem for teenage girls and as parents, we are obliged to make them understand the realistic measurement of beauty. We all know the truth that most of these picture-perfect bodies they see in advertisements are not all healthy in reality. We’ve heard so many cases of eating disorders and issues of low self-esteem in...

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The Importance of Self-Expression: When to Let go and Listen

Teen Self-Expression These days, it’s all too common for teenagers to suffer from emotional problems. It seems like every time you turn around, you hear about another of your child’s friends being medicated for these disorders, and it makes sense that you might fear your own teen going down a similar path. While these problems can arise because of a variety of reasons, there is one common issue that can be found among anyone who suffers this way: A lack of the ability to express emotions. Our bodies are built with a “fight...

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New Year, New Chances: Three Ways to Make This Year Better Than The Last

Teen Self Esteem this New Year January is a good month for reflection. With the arrival of 2014, many of us are looking back on 2013 and seeing how we feel about what we did or didn’t accomplish. With a new year comes new chances, and if you can move forward with a clear idea of what you want and how you plan to get it, this year will be sure to bring you wonderful things. 1. Look Back, but Don’t Beat Yourself Up Sometimes, hindsight can help you see things you missed. If you reflect back on some of the more difficult situations...

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Bullying: An Issue That Can’t be Ignored

Teen Bullying Bullying is an issue that is very close to my heart. Beginning at age 12, I was verbally and physically bullied by the other kids in my school. This led to constant feelings of fear and worthlessness, which really messed up my life until I decided, at age 15, that enough was enough. After a girl accused me of purposefully running into her, I decided to stand up for myself and fight back. I yelled at the girl, and she actually apologized to me. Unfortunately, some kids aren’t strong enough to fight back. After many years of...

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