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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Does Junk Food Effect Teens Behavior

Junk Food and Teen Issues: Are You Providing Healthy Nutrition?  Life can be tough for busy parents, especially while trying to hold down a career and take care of a family at once. When you’re exhausted at the end of a tough day, picking up fast food is easier than making a healthy dinner. A little junk food won’t hurt anyone once in a while, but if left unchecked, it’s easy for these occasional indulgences to become regular habits. If you’re not inspiring your teen to eat healthy, who will? Developing a Healthy Brain with Nutritious Food...

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Meditation For Teens

How a Meditation Practice Can Help Teen Self Esteem  Much like getting regular exercise and quitting junk food, meditation is one of those things most people know would be good for them but rarely put into practice. Everyone could benefit from a little stress relief, but for most adults, it’s incredibly difficult to find time to sit and meditate in the middle of a busy day. This is why developing a meditation practice from a young age can be so beneficial. If your teen develops a taste for meditating now, it will both help her avoid negative...

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