Teenagers often face significant pressure to meet strict, unrealistic and harmful ideals around beauty, weight, and shape. The quest for a “perfect” body or appearance can take a heavy toll on a teenager’s confidence as well as their physical and mental health. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll talk about what you can do to help your child develop and maintain a healthy body image and self-esteem.
Complaining has a negative connotation, and is viewed as a bad thing by most people. But is there anything to be said for making your opinion on a given situation heard by the person causing it? Can doing so actually improve a relationship you have with someone? Is there an art to complaining in a way that actually brings about a positive result? We’ll discuss these things and how to help your teen who might have a negative outlook on life.
This week we’re talking about helping teens handle rejection. We’ll look at how rejection is different in teens and things parents need to keep in mind when helping their teens get through it. We’ll talk about some typical coping mechanisms to help teens when they face rejection. Finally we’ll talk about methods that can help our teens heal, recover and come back stronger than ever from rejection.
This week we’ll understand what forgiveness truly is, the three major forms of forgiveness and why forgiveness is so important for our adolescents and teens. Then we’ll take a look at some of the challenges that teens face when it comes to forgiveness before we finish up by looking at the health benefits of forgiveness and how you can help your teen be a more forgiving person.
This week we take our third and final stab at role models. Having two unsuccessful attempts at this subject we redoubled our research efforts to come back with a much more robust discussion on a very important aspect of not only teen lives but everyone in general. We very clearly define what we consider role models, we talk about the traits often embodied in our role models. We then take a look at the positive effects that role models have on us before a brief question and answer session on Madison’s views on role models. As always we wrap with Madison’s closing remarks and shoutouts.