Why is Self-awareness Important for Teens?
Point out their positive attributes.Tell them when they are doing something beneficial. The rule of thumb is that for every criticism you make you will need to offer up with around a hundred compliments. Most people remember the negative comments more than the positive ones. Although they can certainly learn from their mistakes, it is all in how you present it to them that counts.
E is for Encouragement.There may be times that you may not comprehend what it is that your teen is doing but as long as they are not hurting anyone you should stimulate their journey. Guide them with all the reassurance you can muster to energize them to become their own unique entity.
Teach them coping skillsLife can be difficult without having a way to contend with each day. By getting through life using the coping mechanisms that will allow them to endure with their stress and anxiety, they can really see their inner strength to show the amount of self-awareness that they actually have. A teen’s self-awareness will continue to establish over time and you can be a motivator to help them build on what they already have. The early they start getting to know themselves better, the more confident and well-rounded they will become.
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