The teenage years are often a very volatile phase of life. Moods, behaviors, and relationships may swing up and down on a daily, or even hourly basis. And this is often a time when many teens struggle with periods of low self-esteem. Estimates say that up to half of all adolescents will struggle with low self-esteem. But how do you know when your teenager is dealing with low self-esteem?
8 Common Causes of Low Self-Esteem
17 Activities To Improve Self-Esteem In Teens
Confidence and resilience are related too. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult experiences and cope in hard or stressful situations. If your child has resilience and learns that she can cope when life is difficult, it will leave her feeling more confident to tackle difficult situations. Confidence helps teenagers make safe, informed decisions. For example, a confident teenage girl whose boyfriend breaks up with her might be upset for a little while. On the other hand, a girl who feels less confident in her relationship skills might be more upset, or even feel that the break-up was her fault.
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As a parent, you want to help your child be as successful as possible, especially when it comes to their self-image and self-worth. Most importantly, perhaps, is that you want your child to grow into a confident and responsible adult, thriving in all areas of life. Many teens struggle to be accepted, both by the outside world and by themselves.
Self-esteem is a make-up of the thoughts, feelings and opinions we hold about ourselves, over time these habits of negative thinking can create beliefs about how we see ourselves and dent our self-worth. Although my work as a coach is primarily with adults, a friend recently asked me whether I had any tips that would be useful for teenage girls and their self-esteem, a topic which I am passionate about. With the awkwardness and the hormones, life as a teenage girl can be one big juggling act, even more so when every celebrity, heartbreak or TV show is now blogged, tweeted and posted about on the internet. A recent survey of 30, pupils revealed that self-esteem of teenage girls, particularly year olds, has significantly dropped since the boom of social media and online communication started seven years ago.