Ask any adult if they would trade their responsibility-laden, nine-to-five lives with that of a teen and you’ll be met with a resounding no. It’s not that adults are keen to hang onto their debts, it’s that everyone can remember their teenage years; when angst was at an all-time high and confidence levels were lower than low. Chances are, you might also be feeling like you’re growing apart from your kid now that he or she is growing into a teenager.
ReachOut, a online mental health service, estimates that up to half of today’s adolescents will struggle with low confidence levels during the early teenage years, but the good news is that, as a parent, you can make a huge difference to your teen’s confidence. Here’s how.
Text: Bauersyndication.com.au, Additional Reporting By Lisa Twang / Photo: Warner Bros