Having a high self-esteem is important to the well-being of all children and is also key to positive mental health. Children with positive self-esteem feel confident and capable. May is Teen Self-Esteem Month and LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the largest personal brain training company in the world, is sharing tips to help boost your teen’s self-esteem.
1. Give them access to positive, useful information to help them create good habits. One of the best books on the subject is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”
2. Encourage them to mentor younger children. Helping others and serving as a good role model is a simple, effective way to build self-esteem and strengthen good values.
3. Provide opportunities for new successes. Consider activities in which they can succeed and build self-esteem: an art class, music lessons, individual or team sports, or serving others through volunteer work.
4. Get to the root of the problem. Kids often beat themselves up over low academic performance. “It’s an endless cycle to try to raise the self-esteem of kids who aren’t performing well,” says Dr. Ken Gibson, author of “Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake up the Smart in your Child.” “This is especially true if they’re placed into special education instead of trying to address the weak cognitive skills.” Gibson recommends one-on-one brain training to target weak cognitive skills. “When learning is faster and easier, kids tend to have more confidence.”
To learn more about Teen Self-Esteem Month, visit http://www.iamworthmore.org .
LearningRx-Richmond Hill is the first LearningRx Centre in Canada. LearningRx is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered through more than 200 locations in North America and in 48 countries around the globe (as BrainRx®). LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. In addition to their in-Centre training programs that partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over digital brain games—the company also offers online training through real-time videoconferencing. This virtual delivery method allows clients to train from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training with a personal brain trainer. LearningRx's pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more, visit: https://www.learningrx.com