Stress Reduction For Teenagers

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Stress can do quite a bit of harm to your body and your emotional health. Work on keeping your stress levels low. One way of keeping your stress levels down is by taking care of business. Don’t let things pile up.” I was Mentoring a 14-year-old the other day and the main topic was the stress she had last year, due to her bad grades.  When we got to the root of the problem, it was because she would leave her homework to the last minute and then the anxiety...

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How Do You Treat People? A Indication of Self Esteem

Excerpt from The Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Every time you make fun of someone or talk behind theirs backs, you act like you’re better than they are. It leaves you feeling bad because you know deep down that you are not better than they are.” When we talk behind a person’s back, or do anything else to them that isn’t nice, it makes us feel worse inside then you make them feel. You might not even notice it, but it’s there.  It’s not possible to be mean to others and...

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Sex and Self Esteem

Excerpt from the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Is there a price to pay?? YES!!! Pregnancy or getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), having to tell the man you love and want to marry that you have had many sexual partners, that you have a sexually transmitted disease that he is going to get, and that you’ll both have it the rest of your lives! And then there’s living with an STD. Absolutely there is a price to pay. Sexuality is big! It is such an important link to our self esteem.” I...

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Pushing Through Fears Gives Teens Self Esteem

Excerpt From The Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “I used to have a fear about going without makeup and having someone see me. One morning I chose not to wear makeup, and I was also going to speak in front of about 15 people. So it was a double whammy! The worst thing that happened was that some of the people asked me if I was sick. They said I looked pale. I just laughed. It wasn’t so bad. It allowed me to be okay with not wearing makeup. I really felt so free.” Fears are tricky. You have to first...

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Becoming A Young Woman and Self Esteem

Excerpt From The Revised and Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Your first period is the beginning of your journey to becoming a young woman. The average age for menstruation to start is twelve years old, although some girls start as early as eight or nine or as late as seventeen.” The more aware your daughter is about what is going to happen to her body during this time, the less anxiety and discomfort she will have.  This is a time to talk to your daughter about what will be happening to her body and emotions, and to...

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