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How to Boost Teen Self-Esteem

What is self-esteem? Self-esteem has to do with a person’s opinion of themselves. It’s connected to their sense of identity, belonging in the world, and self-confidence. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs, “I am competent” or “I am worthy,” as well as emotional states such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame. For teens, self-esteem is especially important, as…

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What is Negative Self-Talk & How Can You Redirect It?

Negative self-talk is a stressful and often involuntary form of self-criticism. These are thoughts that can be self-deprecating and may even contribute to or stem from mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. If your teen often expresses negative thoughts about themselves, their inner monologue is likely destructive. In this post, we’ll discuss…

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Understanding Teen Depression

It is difficult to wrap one’s head around the idea of teen depression. After all, we were all teenagers once, and for most of us, there was no such thing. Unfortunately, it is real. Teen depression is a mental health problem where a teenager experiences feelings of despair, sadness, hopelessness, and/or anger for a long…