Strong Teen Self Esteem: What Does it Look Like?

Teen self esteem is a hot topic in parenting circles, and much of the discussion usually revolves around teens having a low opinion of themselves. However, what about the teens who do have great self esteem? They may be rare, but they do exist, and they can provide a great example for other kids. What Does Great Teen Self Esteem Look Like? Teens with high self esteem are easy to recognize if you know what to look for. 1. They aren’t Afraid to Make Eye Contact The ability to maintain eye contact is a sign that a teen believes in his or...

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Listening To Your Intuition Builds Self Esteem

Excerpt From The Revised & Updated  Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Your intuition is that little voice inside your head that always lets you know what to do. Women are very special; our intuition is precise. Try not to be influenced by what other people think or say. Learn to listen and to trust your intuition instead. If you’re listening to yourself, you’ll never steer yourself wrong.” When you are a teen on your journey to becoming an adult, you will be learning to make good decisions for your self,  it’s a part...

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Being In friendships With People Who Treat You Right = Good Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “When you allow people to treat you poorly, it’s because you don’t feel worthy of being treated with respect. Poor treatment can be as simple as a friend saying she will do something with you and not showing up or calling to let you know her plans have changed. It could also be her talking about you behind your back. You know in your inner core when one of your friends is treating you badly. Try not to ignore it. Let’s look at the type of friendships you are in...

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Teenage Drug Use, Wrapped Up In Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly A Teen’s Journey “One time some kids at our teen center asked me if I wanted to get high with them and I said I had to go to the bathroom and just left. It was easier than explaining that I don’t do drugs. I would like to just tell them no thanks, I don’t get high, but I’m afraid of what they will think of me.” It’s not easy for teens to say NO to their peers, actually I have found that adults too have a hard time saying no. This comment from a...

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