Adolescence is a period of Storm & Stress, involving inevitable turmoil that takes place during the transition from childhood to adulthood. Teenagers are confronted with a variety of issues ranging from dealing with changes to their physical appearance to being accepted in friendship groups. This is then reflected in how they behave in public, how well they perform in school and other areas of their life, and how they deal with family expectations. Self-confidence is the belief that you’ll be successful in a particular situation or at a specific task. Your child’s self-confidence is related to their self-esteem, which is feeling good about yourself and feeling that you’re a worthwhile person. Self-confidence can vary throughout life, particularly during major life changes such as adolescence. Self-confidence helps teenagers make safe, informed decisions. Confident teenagers can avoid people and situations that aren’t necessarily right for them, and find those that are appropriate.
Worried that your child might be having confidence issues?
- Does my child have an awkwardness accepting praise?
- Does my child have an unconfident body language, such as walking with their head down and reluctance to make eye contact?
- Is my child negative about others and avoids social situations?
- Is my child not interested in joining activities?
- Is my child holding back in class?
- Is my child being shy or timid?
- Does my child have a belief that they will fail at things they try, or a tendency to give up easily when things get tricky?
Treatments, we provide that can help your child and you: