Three Keys to Confidence for young women for National Teen Self-Esteem Month
The month of May has a distinction of being called a National Teen Self-Esteem Month. It was created to help people have awareness about how low self-esteem can affect teenagers negatively. In the month of May, parents and guardians of teenagers are asked to be role models for them. The negative images of teens are improved if they receive positive reinforcement from their parents. In this way, their self-esteem can develop in a positive direction.
So what exactly can parents do to help their teens?
It’s important especially for girls to have a positive self-esteem. With a positive self-esteem they are able to make better choices in their life. And when they make better choices, they have a better chance of living a better life.
If you want to empower your teenage daughter for success, then this article is for you because it covers three most important keys to help college bound girls to build their confidence and live better.
Following are three important ways to help your teen daughter to build self-esteem:
Help her to focus on the positive
A lot of college bound girls don’t acknowledge that they have positive attributes, instead they focus on the negative things about themselves. It’s important to shift that focus from negative to positive thinking. Because when they start to focus on the positive things in their life, their negative perception automatically starts to fade away. Therefore, if they focus on the positive aspects of life, things will get bigger for them and they will ultimately overshadow their perceived problems. Girls should always develop a way of thinking that illuminates the things they love about themselves, and not the things they dislike. When it comes to girls having a positive self-esteem, self-appreciation becomes crucial.
Help her to be unique
It’s important that you let your daughter know that she doesn’t have to follow the crowd. Let her know that she doesn’t have to compete with super models. If you watch TV you would think that everybody is “pretty”, thin, and fabulous. In reality, the world is filled with people with imperfections. It’s a good subject to discuss with her at any time. Encourage her to be unique and let her individuality shine. Everyone should know that to feel special or to be accepted doesn’t require them to be like someone else. Helping your teenage girl understand how to unleash her amazing and unique self can level up her self-esteem to great heights.
Help her to make positive choices
Making positive choices surely help us feel better about ourselves. Your daughter needs to know that. If she makes positive choices, she will definitely feel like she is control of her life. There are only two choices to make; a healthy choice, which will most likely lead to a positive outcome, and an unhealthy choice, which will probably lead to a negative outcome. Your teenage daughter needs to understand how the choices she makes today will determine her success tomorrow.
Parents have so much influence on their children. It is as wonderful as scary. Every young woman is meant to be supported and loved. It’s good thing that as a parent, you have the power to teach her this truth.