Research Estimates That Up To Half Of Adolescents Will Struggle With Low Self-Esteem, Especially During The Early Teen Years
Adolescence is perhaps the most complicated time in our life
Although being an adult can be pretty complicated too, nothing can match the adjustments that we have to make during this period of “growing up”
Your teenager’s self-esteem reflects how they feel about themselves and contributes to how they approach the world
Low self-esteem will be reflected in their behaviour, body language, approach to life and overall demeanour
In addition to the usual stress that physical changes and hormonal changes in the body cause, adolescents also have to deal with changes in their social interaction with people. This is also the time or period in their lives when they will experience emotional changes, leaving a teenager’s self-esteem vulnerable. This is the reason why it is important to develop a teenager’s self-esteem further during this period
Psychologists believe that low self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life. Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals.
Parents naturally want the best for their teenager, good friends, the wisdom to make good decisions and the strength to weather life’s storms
But unfortunately much of the news about teenagers these days isn’t good
As teen years approach, many confident children turn into sullen shells
Friends turn on each other
The mysteries of social networking only serve to make everything scarier
What’s a parent to do?
Momma Green has developed several programs for tweens to teenagers to help them manage this time in their lives. Our programs are tailored to their specific needs, regardless of the cause of their personal stressors and what is affecting their self esteem
Right from the first session they can feel an immediate improvement in their state of emotional well-being. This enables them to deliberately create a more positive outlook with regard to any health challenges and come through more resilient, calm, and tranquil than before
Our programs are confidential, tailor made and our clients report feeling a difference in their mental and physical wellbeing from the first visit as part of our health counselling for teens