Today we have a guest on the show. She shares some of the challenges that she has had with some of her friends at a young age. Peer pressure, pathological lies, and relational agression. Our guest shares her some of her experiences and our council shares theirs. Navigating the waters of friendship as a teen [...]
Does flattery help someone really build self esteem? Chantel begins our conversation about this topic with a quote from Randy Pausch. Then we discuss how to make sure that your compliments really build people up, rather than flatter them.
We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.
Today we discuss the 3rd pillar of self-esteem… making small commitments to yourself. When you accomplish something small by keeping a commitment to yourself, your self esteem goes up. When you break a commitment to yourself, even a small one, it has a negative effect on how [...]
We are happy to have Rachel back with us again. Last week Rachel talked about how she realized that the paradigm, or worldview that she was living by was not working for her and how she changed it. Today she joins us to talk about the importance of making choices that take you toward what [...]
We talk a lot about self esteem. We have never talked about efficacy. So, what’s the difference? Why is efficacy important? Mat and Summer answer those questions and discuss how efficacy and esteem are related.
Are you living a double life? Do you act differently around your family than you do when you are around your friends? How do you act when you hang out with different groups of friends? Are you the same no matter who you are with?
Today’s podcast discusses why it is important [...]
Many teen girls spend a lot of time worrying about parts of themselves that they can’t change. In this podcast the Council discusses why that kind of thinking is damaging to self esteem. We also discuss tips that can help you accept those parts about you that you can’t change.
This was the title of the Dr. Phil show last week on teen girls who are very young and are having sex with multiple partners. I will post the show web address below if you would like to watch it. I loved the show. Everything that was said to the girls and about the girls is [...]
If you are looking for a quick self esteem boost, try making a small commitment to yourself and following through on that commitment. This idea is one of the ideas that we talk about in our book Dropping Him, Finding Me.
Anytime you make a commitment to yourself or someone else, and you do not [...]
Jasmine is one of Teen Esteem Council’s new guest bloggers. She is a teen girl and she is graduated from high school. Right now she is working two jobs. We asked her to respond to this New York Times article: To Deal With Obsession, Some Defriend Facebook
We want to thank Jasmine for her [...]