Tenn Yuk’s Tips For Parents for Building Confidence in Teens
How To Raise a Self-Confident Teen
Confidence is one’s belief in their own abilities. Confident people rationally believe they are capable of doing things well and therefore aren’t afraid to do those things or even try new things. Teens who are confident grow up to have a good sense of self and become happy adults. Parents can help build their teen’s confidence throughout their adolescence by following these tips:
Be Trustworthy. Be there when your teen needs you. Provide a safe home environment and firm but fair discipline. This is a foundation that your teen’s confidence can stand on.
Give Your Teen Choices. One of the things that confidence helps teens do is make decisions. You can help teens make decisions by offering them choices as often as possible.
Encourage Your Teen To Try New Things. Be available to take them where they need to go and do so without complaining.
Become your teen’s biggest fan whether it is in sports, your teen’s other interests or in school.
Try not to negatively criticize when talking to your teen, even sarcastically. It hurts more than helps and can place a wedge between you and your teen, depleting their confidence. Instead of criticism, you should be teaching discipline and here’s how to tell the difference.
Allow your teen to fail, do not fix their problems for them. If they need you to help talk the problem through, ask open ended questions so that they come to their own conclusions.
Role play different scenarios if it helps your teen find their answer- but allow them to find the answer that is right for them.
Model a positive attitude by handling everyday decisions with confidence.
Praise your teen when praise is due. We know that too much praise is not good either, but due praise is necessary for your teen’s self-confidence.
Spend time with your teen enjoying something they like to do. This is always a good time to sit back and marvel at what a wonderful person they are becoming.
Tenn Yuk Orthodontics truly believes in the importance of building confidence in our teens. A special way of doing this is through a confident smile.
At Tenn Yuk Orthodontics we believe that:
Your Smile is your logo. Your personality is your business card, and how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
See how Invisalign is giving Teens THE CONFIDENCE OF A GREAT SMILE!
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No One Needs To Know
Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisable! Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them.
Freedom With Food
With braces, things like popcorn and gum are off-limits. Even eating apples or corn on the cob can be impossible. With Invisalign removable aligners, you’re free to eat whatever you want.
Keep Doing What You Love
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, metal braces can hold you back from enjoying the things you want to. Its hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet. Invisalign Teen helps you focus on doing what you do best- being a Teen!