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Building Self-Esteem

TeensHealth gives six helpful tips to raise self-esteem. Others can greatly impact a teen’s self-esteem, so it is important for parents to incorporate the tips listed below when discussing self-esteem with their teenager.

  1. Be with people who treat you well. – Who you surround yourself with can make a huge difference in your experiences.
  2. Say helpful things to yourself. – Positive self-talk is an effective, healthy coping skill for teenagers.
  3. Accept what’s not perfect. – Ideas of perfection can take the positivity out of all things and make everyday decisions seem overwhelming.
  4. Set goals and work toward them. – Set SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound) goals.
  5. Focus on what goes well. – Focusing on the positive improves mood and outlook.
  6. Give and help. – Servanthood can offer encouraging perspective.

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