Self-esteem and self-confidence can easily be the victim of comparison to peers or others. It can be difficult for teens to feel successful or feel good about themselves when their environment pushes them to do otherwise. As a parent, you can help your teen develop a sense of their self-worth, rather than letting the people around them influence them. A teen who feels a … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Teen Develop a Sense of Self-Worth
Are you assertive? Aggressive? Are you even sure? Most people are familiar with the terms, but many can’t clearly articulate the differences between these two qualities. It’s important to understand the differences, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both. Only then is it possible to make a wise decision about which best suits your … [Read more...] about Assertive or Aggressive: Which One Are You?
It’s not easy to set boundaries when others are accustomed to you not having any. Whether we like to admit it or not, people take advantage of other people. Even “nice” people can be quite exploitative if it’s the easiest and most convenient path to take. When others take advantage of our kindness, it leads to resentment and lowered self-esteem. The solution to this … [Read more...] about 9 Benefits You Receive From Setting Boundaries
Emotional intelligence is considered a much better predictor of success than pure intelligence. In many cases, it doesn't matter how intelligent you are. You know plenty of people that possess average intelligence that are very successful. The struggling genius is quite common. There’s more to life than being able to do calculus in your head. Making good decisions, … [Read more...] about 6 Skills That Will Increase Your Emotional Intelligence
Every relationship requires boundaries. What are boundaries? Personal boundaries set limits on how others can behave in your presence and interact with you. Certainly, your boundaries have been violated at some point in your life. Maybe a partner used language that was unacceptable toward you. Perhaps someone invaded your privacy by asking you a personal question you … [Read more...] about The Value of Healthy Boundaries in All of Your Relationships