Confidence Tips for Tweens & Teens


Today I am sharing some tips for how to help your tween or teen build self-confidence. What is so cool is that everyone is able to build more confidence no matter what your age!


1) Step outside your comfort zone or take a risk: Now I am not talking about risks like jumping off a cliff. We have to take smart risks. What researchers know is that the more you step outside your comfort zone not only do you use confidence to do the thing, but you are building more confidence when you do it! It can be things like trying out for a team, a play, telling your friend she hurt your feelings, asking the teacher a question about your grade. These are all “risks.” Why do we call them risks? It’s because the outcome makes us nervous.

2) Build a confident or positive mindset: Use affirmations to combat the negative self-talk. Don’t tell yourself  “I can’t” say “I can or I will learn to.”  Your mindset is very powerful and when you practice positive self-talk you can talk yourself up for doing those things we may think of as risks.

3) Don’t overthink it:  We need to get out of our own heads so we can move forward.  We are often playing the what-if game? “What if they saw me slip on that paper and fall on the floor” Then we go on and make up this entire story about how they will never stop laughing at us for the rest of our life.

It’s time to learn some tools to stop overthinking things. Try this. Try saying things in your head that you are grateful for in life. This is called gratitude.  Start each day with this practice and when you start the “what if” game in your head, pause and think of the things you are grateful for.

4) Be YOU! I know this is easier said than done but I am here to share all my ideas for helping your kids do just that! Head over to my YouTube channel for videos that are made to teach your kids about building their self-confidence!

Here is a video that shares all my tips and more over on my YouTube channel! It’s a great place for kids to learn about building self-confidence!

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