Goal Setting! Advice For Teens

So, I set a goal of getting back into my exercise routine more 3 weeks ago and one thing lead to another and I fell a bit short on that goal, well actually I only hiked once, so I fell really short of my goal.  How do I feel?  Personally, I feel a little disappointed with myself. Am I going to let that stop me from setting another goal? Nope, not a chance. I’m not even going to beat myself up about it. I’m going to look at the reality of the situation no matter what it is, meaning, I’m going to be real with myself about why...

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How Your Kids Behave: Three Important Life Skills that Parents Must Teach

Important Life Skills for Teens A recent study showed that a number of parents are taking classes to gain a better knowledge of math. Since math can be such a challenging skill, this is necessary for many parents to help their kids with their homework. Most people took math in school, and while it’s important, many of us don’t end up using it much in our everyday lives. On the other hand, many everyday life skills are not being taught. It’s our job as parents to fill in the gaps. 1. How to Manage Money Something many people are clearly...

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Spark A Movement

SPARK Change. Join the Movement SPARK is a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media.  They are collaborating with hundreds of girls 13-22 and more than 60 national organizations to reject the commodified sexualized images of girls in the media and support the development of girls’ healthy sexuality and self-esteem. I love this article on their site, that I want to share with you. By Ness Fraser A combination of turning 21 and becoming interested in working with adolescents has...

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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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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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