Help Your Teen Have a Positive Self-Image

You want your teen to be emotionally healthy, right? Then start with helping them build a positive self-image. Students who feel good about themselves are more likely to connect with others and benefit from the support offered at school. Ways to build that positive self-image include engaging in group exercise (such as an after school sport or class), learning self-compassion, avoiding comparisons with their peers, cultivating their strengths (everyone has something they’re good at and discovering your strengths is part of growing up!), and helping others through volunteer work. These five steps lead your teen towards a positive self-image.

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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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