If you have a budding teenager in your house, you know how fragile this age can be. They are learning, unfortunately, not everyone is created equal and they are beginning to realize that everyone has different strengths. This can lead to them feeling less secure about themselves, especially as they compare themselves to their peers. We of course know how amazing they are, but they need to learn that for themselves- and one of the best ways for them to do that is to pump them full of self assurance! These 10 words of motivation for your tween can help them to reshape their thinking so they can see themselves as wonderfully as we see them!
The next time your tween begins to think bad about themselves, help them to reshape their thinking. Whether it’s school, sports, music or friend troubles, any moments of self doubt can be shattered when they change their negatives into positives!
Instead of thinking something negative…try thinking something positive!
Instead of… “I’m not good at this.” Try thinking... “What am I missing?”
Instead of… “I’m awesome at this.” Try thinking… “I’m on the right track!”
Instead of… “I give up.” Try thinking… “Let me try a different strategy.”
Instead of… “I made a mistake.” Try thinking… “Mistakes help me to learn better.”
Instead of… “This is too hard.” Try thinking… “This may take more time and effort.”
Instead of… “She’s/He’s so smart (or good at soccer, basketball…)” Try thinking… “I’m going to figure out how they do it so I can try it that way!”
Instead of… “It’s good enough.” Try thinking... “Is this my best work?”
Instead of… “Plan A didn’t work.” Try thinking… “On to the next idea!”
Instead of... “I can’t do it.” Try thinking… “I CAN and WILL do this!”
No matter what the subject, keep your tween thinking positive about themselves by retraining their brain!
What would you add to the list?