Building up your teenagers self esteem is very important . There are situations where we inadvertently bruise children’s egos or simply miss an opening to make them feel good about themselves. Also often without thinking, parents may boost their youngsters’ self-esteem every day, whether it’s by complimenting them on a job well done, kissing them good-bye (assuming they still allow it) or disciplining them for breaking a rule. Here are some easy ways to help instill self-esteem.
Be Generous With Praise
Let us encourage kids to feel proud of themselves. Pride should shine from within, not just in response to external approval.Teens with low self-esteem may feel awkward accepting praise..Teenagers have an internal radar that tells them when parents are merely trying to make them feel good. If anything, it has an opposite effect.
Criticize Constructively, when necessary
But never in a hurtful or demeaning manner.
Solicit Yourteenager’s Opinions
Teenagers have no shortage of them. Include him in does he think about the new couch you’re considering for the everyday family decisions and implement some of his suggestions. Adolescents love nothing better than to be treated like grownups, and they’re usually flattered anytime that you invite them into the adult world.
Encourage Youngsters To Cultivate Their Talents and Interests
Let your child follow her passion, whatever it may be. Even interests that you may consider frivolous can provide opportunities for success and a safe outlet for peer acceptance. Sports is generally a popular arena for achievement among girls as well as boys. Music , gardening , painting , writing are different hobbies that can be inculcated .Support his hobby, provided that the band, or any other pastime, doesn’t interfere with more pressing responsibilities such as schoolwork. Community service is another activity which teenagers can take part voluntarily
Teens want to feel valued not only by their families but by the greater community & community service provides great opportunity to build self esteem Many teenagers with low self-esteem find it very difficult to go out and get a job, but if they’re directed to a volunteer position, where the expectations may be less demanding and gratitude is expressed more openly.