Archives for March 2017

Teen Confidence, Self-esteem, and Resilience

“In order to have confidence and compassion for ourselves and others, we must develop the resilience and courage to deal effectively with the ordinary difficulties of life.” (Pyschology Today, Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath, September 16, 2011). Confidence is the belief that you are competent in your abilities in a particular situation or a specific task. Confidence is an acknowledgement of one’s strengths. Less confident peers may judge a confident teenager as conceited. Teens benefit from … [Read more...]

The Cycle of Perfect Procrastination

Procrastination is a way for you to be unkind to yourself! Procrastination is something we’re all familiar with, whether we admit it or not. Basically, procrastination refers to those times when you do everything and anything you can to avoid doing the work you should be doing. Why do we procrastinate?   Procrastination of the perfectionist One of the reasons some of us procrastinate, is that we want everything to be perfect. Let me explain: as perfectionists we expect a lot … [Read more...]

Enhancing Your Teen’s Money-Management Mindset

Many teens could benefit from a better relationship with money despite earning money to spend what they earn on their desires. It is beneficial to facilitate  teens’ love of Having money versus their love of Spending money. Assisting your teen with opening a checking and savings account is a good first step. You may consider contributing $100 most banks require to open your teen's accounts. Secondly, suggesting to your teen that the savings account is really an “Honoring of ME” account with … [Read more...]