wilderness therapy and low self esteem

Wilderness Therapy Helps Build Confidence in Girls with Low Self Esteem

There’s a big difference between saying that you “can’t” do something and acknowledging that you haven’t done it before. Many girls that struggle with low self-esteem have been discouraged by past experiences or are fearful about trying new things because they are scared that they won’t be able to do something the way they want …

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Challenges with Millennial Teen: Why Are Teens Taking Longer to Grow Up?

Believe it or not, teens have changed drastically over the years. There are new challenges with millennial teen boys and girls that were never an issue before. New studies are showing that the rate of pregnancy and alcohol use have plummeted (past issues of past generations), along with how many are working part-time jobs. Surveys …

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Supporting Teen Mental Health with Optimistic & Constructive Thinking

Teen mental health is critical for not only teen physical health, but for future success. Without a healthy mind, it’s difficult to move forward towards a full and flourishing future. While physical health will keep you walking and sitting up straight, mental health will get you through loss and stressful situations–they’re both necessary for survival. …

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Helping A Teenager with Low Self Esteem More Important Than You Think

Helping a teenager with low self-esteem and emotional regulation may be more important than previously thought. Of course we want our children to have confidence, to feel good in their own skin, to think they can reach success, but puberty is also known for making teens very confused and very self conscious—which makes many parents …

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Should grit be a measure of success in teens?

Math, english, science, and history are core classes that every student takes when going through grade school. Now, more and more schools are introducing classes and tests based around grit and gratitude. A recent addition to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act introduces the ability for schools to grade children on noncognitive traits like perseverance …

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Is the Internet Damaging Your Teen's Self Esteem? Social Media and Teen Self Esteem

A generation ago, if someone wanted to say something nasty to you, they had to say it to your face. They had to see how it affected you, how it made you feel. Most kids immediately saw and felt badly about the negative things they did and said. Today, social media has given teenagers an …

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