3 ways you can help your teen build self-confidence
Help your teen grow up to become a happy and confident person.
Self-confidence in teenage years can lay the foundation for a happy and fulfilling life. Dr. Lisa Damour, psychologist, mother and best-selling author, shares her insights here on how parents can help their teens build and strengthen self-confidence.
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We want our teens to have a strong sense of confidence and there are things we can do to help make that happen.
1. Remember, people feel good about themselves for the things they do well. So look for ways that your team can make meaningful contributions to family life or to the needs of your community.
Being able to help others almost always gives teens a reliable source of self-esteem.
2. Look for ways that your teen, either alone or with friends, can engage in enjoyable activities where they have a strong sense of mastery.
3. When you're teens feeling frustrated. Remind them of the connection between effort and outcome. Consider saying, “Anything worth being good at takes time to get good at.” Stick with it and your skills will grow.
Dr. Lisa Damour is a psychologist, author, New York Times contributor and mother of two.