Self-esteem can give teenagers the ability to resist peer pressure, deal with uncertainty, tackle new activities and handle disappointments, according to the Building Strong Families Program of the University of Missouri Extension. Discover ways to build your teenager’s self-worth to produce a positive outlook and the confidence to become an independent adult.
Instill a sense of self-esteem in your teenager by showing respect when you address him. Listen to your teen's fears and concerns without dismissing them as childhood angst. Give your teen a voice in the family decision-making to show that you value his feelings and opinions.
Set an Example
Teenagers can discover what it is like to have a healthy sense of self-worth by following a role model. According to Kids Health from Nemours, you should be conscious of your attitude and actions, particularly when your teen is around. Set a good example by addressing problems with a positive outlook, asserting yourself politely in public and displaying self-confidence. Your teenager might develop low self-esteem if she consistently sees pessimistic family members who doubt their abilities and react to personal and professional setbacks with negativity.
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