Building Self Esteem Among Teens
Building Self Esteem Among Teens every parent, ideally, would like their child to develop enough Self-Esteem so that they can succeed in life. This all starts the moment a child emerges from birth and continues as the child ventures out into the world, as they mature into adulthood. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
Studies show that there are two ways in Self-Esteem is defined by adults. This is how adults can perceive oneself, to others. Teens, on the other hand, feel that if they are to fit in with the rest of their peers, they must act cool and join in with others. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
Is there a reason for this difference? This could be due to the age gap as adults have had time to experience more and can distinguish between important matters against trivial ones. Teenagers are still in the learning Process and finding their feet. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
So, what changes should adults make to continue to build up Self-Esteem in a teenager? (“Parenting Teenagers Today”) Teens are in the age of discovery, so the best thing an adult can do is to be opened to answering any questions on subjects and support everyone in the choices that they make.
For example, if a teenager wants to try out for the football team, parents hope for the best for them that things will work out fine. Others will want to look out for their child and try to avoid them hurting themselves in any kind of sport. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
Parents also discipline a teenager for any unethical behavior which is another part of building Self-esteem. They should explain why they have done something wrong which is better than yelling, to enable the individual to understand what unacceptable behavior is, in the hope that they will not make the same mistake again.
Another way of to build Self-Esteem, is that parents should know when to comfort their child when things do not work out. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”) If parents decide that they must go their separate ways, a teenager will feel devastated if a couple breaks up, as it is their first love which comes from both parents. All parents can do is say that everything will work itself out in the end, and someone better will come along in the future. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
Self-Esteem does not come from just the parents; it also comes from teachers your child meets when they start school and those that are considered friends by the teenager. Other adults then hold the responsibility of ‘molding their child’ into respectable adults. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
Friends are very much like parents, in being able to offer comfort if their child feels they are too ashamed to open to them about certain issues in life. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
By building Self-Esteem, this helps the teenager to evolve. A person can change if they feel the need, or they can stay where they are if they happy – their ‘comfort zone’. Life does not always turn out as one would expect, so this is giving the perfect chance to start afresh, as though giving oneself a new lease of life. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
An individual eventually learns that Self-Esteem is innate once they have discovered their strengths and weaknesses. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”) They can adapt by focusing on what they are good at, and learn to acquire new ‘tricks’ to improve on those weak points as they come across them
It is true to say, that when all else fails and the teenager feels like they have a heavy load on their shoulder, it is the parents that they can turn to. This is the biggest responsibility of being a parent, and once their child grows up and decides that is time to have their own children, the guardians can take a break. (“Parenting Teenagers Today”)
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