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How can we help teens who struggle with anxiety and perfectionism?

A Few Ways to Help Teens Feel Good about Themselves.

five ways to help tweens and teens move toward a more positive self-concept.

I have read this article about teens are experiencing increase anxiety at home and at school and find it really helpful and would like to share this article which written by AMY L. EVA from Greater Good Magazine.

Amy L explain why teens are experiencing increased anxiety, and studies indicate that college students in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States are becoming more perfectionistic over time, measuring themselves against unrealistic standards.

Here are five ways to help tweens and teens move toward a more positive self-concept from the article:

  1. Get physical

  2. Focus on self-compassion (not self-esteem)

  3. Avoid social comparison

  4. Capitalize on specific skills

  5. Help others (especially strangers)

When teens regularly contribute to a larger cause, they learn to think beyond themselves, which may ultimately help them to be more positive, empowered, and purposeful.

As many teens struggle with anxiety and perfectionism, our urge may be to jump in and fix their problems, whatever we perceive them to be. But a better approach, one that will hopefully help reverse these worrying trends, is to cheer them on as they develop the mental habits and strengths that will support them throughout their lives..... READ MORE


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