Build Confidence By Reflecting Strengths

Here’s the thing with confidence: Unlike knowledge or love, you can’t give confidence to your teen. What you can do is nurture it, and it’s totally worth the effort because confident teens take on new challenges and bounce back from failures. For the next week, instead of showering your teen with empty praise, tell your teen every time you notice one of their strengths by pointing out their effort. Let them know that you notice, but also make them notice. We sometimes don’t know our own strengths until we see them reflected back at us.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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