Increasing Teenage Self Esteem Is So Rewarding!
Teenage self esteem can be tough yet oh so rewarding. For a lot of us growing up, our teen years generally left a lot to be desired. No longer kids, and not yet adults, it is usually an awkward time. Hormones are racing through our bodies. Everything seems to mean so much more. Peer pressure is rampant.
How do we work on or increase our teenage self esteem?
It’s the same as if we were adults. We do the same things with a few exceptions.
Increasing Teenage Self Esteem.
- Self esteem affirmations are a wonderful tool to help increase self esteem.
- Affirmation posters are a great technique to help us stay focused on what’s important.
- Teaching our parents to listen to us. We just want to be heard, not judged, not told what to do and how to do it. We are already going crazy inside, we need someone to be there for us, who is not going crazy themselves trying to figure us out!!!
- Talking to a counselor who we feel safe with and we can let down our guard and get some support.
Self esteem affirmations are a wonderful tool to help increase self esteem.
- We need to feel good about ourselves. If we generally don’t feel good about ourselves now, when we reach adulthood, nothing much will change there either. We must work on our self esteem now to help prepare us for being happy, healthy successful adults. Self esteem affirmations can really help.
Affirmation posters are a great technique to help us stay focused on what’s important.
- Affirmation posters can be so creative and fun. Keep one in your bedroom. If it’s too personal for you, or you worry about being judged for having it up on the wall, make a smaller version and put it in one of your notebooks that you keep with you.
An affirmation poster can remind us of what is really important. This can help with staying focused on what you really really want.
Teaching our parents to listen to us!
- This one point is absolutely essential to our self esteem. Everyone wants to be heard. Never is this more true than being a teen. So how do we teach our parents to listen to us?
- Train them. That’s right, train them. In a calm relaxed moment with your parents, let the training begin. Let them know that you just want to be heard. They don’t have to say anything, or do anything, or fix something etc.
- Let them know how much you value their input (when you really want it of course). But for now, it’s just about being really heard. Let them know too, that you are busy figuring yourself out and talking out loud to them and or venting, is just your way of figuring things out.
- When you are having a moment, ask them before you begin (if you remember) if they would be willing to be a sounding board for you. If yes they are, go for it. If no, move on to something else.
Talking to a counselor who we feel safe with and we can let down our guard and get some support.
- If it’s too hard to teach your parents, sometimes, just talking to a counselor can be a big help.
Teenage self esteem can be very rewarding if we just focus on increasing our own self esteem and getting the support we need and deserve.
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