How Does Fear Drive Teens?

Teen Issues with Fear: Looking Toward the Future  Like any typical adult, teens have a strong desire to fit in and be accepted by their peers. Unlike most adults, teens aren’t equipped with a solid foundation of wisdom and self-esteem to guide them through social situations. Teen issues with low self-esteem are common, and when you combine them with the fear of rejection and other fears about the future, it’s a recipe for worry. The Fear of Rejection: It’s Not Just About Romance No one wants to get rejected by their crush, but for a teen, the...

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How Adults Can Help Raise Self-Esteem in Teens

How Adults Can Help Raise Self-Esteem in Teens Low self-esteem is a common teen issue. As parents, we desperately hope to find a way to preserve the innocence our kids had during youth while also helping them become thriving adults. We watch them go through the trials of adolescence, and we see the way negative experiences with bullying and heartbreak chip away at their self-esteem. What’s a struggling parent to do? Building Self-esteem in Teens: A Parent’s Role 1. Think About Your Words You’re probably used to your teens ignoring the sound...

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Moving On-Teenage Self Esteem

I was so impressed with this teen regarding letting go of friends that no longer had the same interests as her. Instead of conforming and going along with the crowd because she was afraid of not having any friends, she stayed in her truth about who she was. I wish all girls could see their value and not change who they are because they are ultimately afraid of being alone or not fitting in. Enjoy this article from an empowered teen. Moving On by Chloe Hiller I have known most of my friends since 2nd grade but we didn’t get close until...

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The Importance of a Relationship with Dad

How important is the relationship between father/daughter?  Parenting teens isn’t easy. There’s plenty of talk about teens having a strong relationship with their mothers, but a girl’s relationship with her dad has a huge effect on your future as well. 1. Dads Dream Big If you’re a dad who has big dreams for your little girl, you could be helping to shape her future. They key is to help her discover her own dreams rather than project yours onto her. If you’ve always dreamed of having a doctor in the family, there’s nothing wrong with...

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Building Self-esteem in Teens: Three Helpful Tips

Here are three helpful tips to build self-esteem in teens: Low self-esteem has become such a common teenage issue that it’s now rare to see a teenager who truly feels confident. It’s natural to feel confused, troubled and low during the teen years. However, that doesn’t mean that strong self-esteem shouldn’t be a goal. 1. Set Boundaries and Stick to Them Part of what builds self-esteem is seeing yourself do well. How can a teen know whether she has done well if there’s no structure to work within? If you’re the type of parent who isn’t into...

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Three Unexpected Tips for Boosting Self-esteem and Giving Your Teen an Edge

Three Unexpected Tips for Boosting Self-esteem and Giving Your Teen an Edge Mother-daughter retreats are popular these days. Many anxious moms are seeking out new ways to connect with their teens in a world where disconnecting is all too easy. If you’re a mom who feels distant from your daughter, you might be worried that her self-esteem is dropping. There’s also a good chance that your own self-esteem could use some work. 1. Taking a Few Minutes for Appreciation Choose three things that you and your daughter appreciate about each other and...

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