Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

Developing Self-Esteem in Teens

Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 5.52.09 PMPublished January 2013: Mom.Me

Developing Self-Esteem in Teens
Being a teenager is hard work. Parents can help make it a little bit easier

Article Excerpt:

Teenagers are bursting with energy and often feel invincible, but unique stresses and daily pressures eat away at that confidence. While dealing with school work, extracurricular activities, peer pressure and part-time jobs, it is likely your teenager’s self-esteem takes a hit from time to time. As a parent, you can safeguard your teen’s self-image and help develop healthy self-esteem with love and support. “Helping your teen improve his or her self-esteem and self-image can be a protective factor against problem behaviors in the future,” said Elizabeth Waterman, a California-based licensed psychologist.

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– Shannon Philpott

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January 24, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Meenaselvam’s Weblog and commented:

    Absolutely right. Parents are obliged to work on maintaining good self esteem in their children. Foremost thing is to stop criticising or accusing.
    Here is my poem at: http://meena-mission.blogspot.com/2010/01/self-esteem.html
    Self Esteem
    Self esteem is what you
    think your worth is

    Every human is worth the same
    regardless of who you are

    Every human is worth the same
    regardless of your behaviour

    Do not let your self esteem slide
    even if you fail

    Do not let your self esteem slide
    even if you are confused

    Every human is worth the same
    regardless of who you are

    Every human is worth the same
    regardless of your behaviour

    Self esteem is what you
    think your worth is

    Comment by meenaselvam | January 31, 2013 | Reply


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