Many children and teenagers see the aftermath of domestic abuse, including damage to their homes or injuries. Children who flee abusive homes have lived in unpredictable environments, filled with tension & anxiety dominated by fear. This can lead to significant emotional and psychological trauma, similar to that experienced by children who are victims of child abuse.
Instead of growing up in emotionally and physically safe, secure, nurturing and predictable homes, children who have experienced domestic abuse are often forced to worry about the future. Trying to predict what happens next or when it may happen again, they’ll also try to protect themselves & their siblings.
Very often getting through each day is the main objective so there’s little time left for any fun with friends, relaxing at home, studying or planning for the future.
Teenage years aren’t the easiest
New social changes & changes in the body may sometimes cause teenagers to feel full of self-doubt with low self-worth, which can make them seek approval from both adults and peers. Lack of self-esteem often leads to teenagers under performing in social situations, which can have a lasting effect on their life and in their future.
There are some really simple but yet effective self-esteem activities for teenagers that can give their confidence and self-esteem a real boost, helping them cope better with life challenges and changes whist becoming more emotionally resilient to stressful situations.
Nested believe that it’s important to boost our teenagers confidence and self-esteem to ensure they are confident enough to make their own decisions, teaching them to choose what’s best for them, without worrying about what anyone else may think.”
Many teenagers aren’t feeling good enough, disheartened or depressed, bombarded with pictures that are photoshopped, social media and tv constantly advertising products that promise the “flawless” look and seeing pictures of celebrities with bodies that are virtually impossible for the average human being to obtain.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to build self-confidence in our teenagers and in ourselves. Confidence Is important to all of us for many reasons.