Teens and Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem or how you esteem yourself or more simply ‘what you think about yourself?' is hugely important. A teen with low self-esteem is possibly at risk. Teens that become morose, depressed, and have a low opinion of their life and their directions are prone to self-harm.

There are tragic stories about teens that have lost their will to live or have dropped their bundle and given up on school, family and friends. And in many of these situations, the teen involved has a poor level of self-esteem.

The only action required here is to boost your teen's self-esteem. Do the right thing and help the young person...but how?

Stop being critical

If a teenager is feeling down, having someone pick on them, reprimand them, and give them a hard time is the last thing that a young person needs or wants. Back off.

Be positive

Give praise, give encouragement and find ways to boost their confidence. If you set your teen a task, make sure they have a good chance of completing it. When they do, reward them. Let them see and hear that you care and want them to be successful. Support them and help build their self-esteem.


Grow down

It's probably thirty years or more since you were your child's age. What you did as a teen and what you could do then are probably vastly different to the world in which your youngster lives today. Try and understand how the younger half lives and work out your relationship in line with current thinking and behavior.

Listen in

Keep your ears open to the things your teen is saying. Be aware of their friends, their lifestyle, and their plans. Do not be afraid to do things with your kids. They may not want a daggy, old parent tagging along but try and find some activities where you can enjoy life together. Improve everyone's self-esteem.

Check out this guide for parents in helping troubled teens or avail of free consultation by filling-out the online form at http://www.helpfortroubledteens411.com/online-form.html


Rochelle Algarra has more than 10 years of experience in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing. Her love for graphics and writing gave her a special niche in the industry. Aside from her work as a PR and Marketing Consultant for a few companies, she also freelances as a graphic designer and site administrator for several websites. Check-out her other articles at http://www.associatedcontent.com/rad

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Rochelle Algarra has more than 10 years of experience in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing. Her love for graphics and writing gave her a special niche in the industry. Aside from her work as a PR and Marketing Consultant for a few companies, she also freelances as a graphic designer and site administrator for several websites. Check-out her other articles at http://www.associatedcontent.com/rad
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