7 ways to quiet your teen’s negative self-talk
With a new brain comes a new world. Neuroscience finds that our brains never stop growing – that’s the essence of adolescence!
For many parents, the truth is hard to admit: Adolescents begin to rely less and less upon adults in their lives and more heavily on their peers. Starting to let go is difficult. But teens’ reliance on buddies is good for their development and sense of belonging.
Emotionally resilient people handle stress and crises more effectively and calmly. Fortunately, emotional resilience is a trait that can be developed.
Positive thinking isn’t enough to make dreams come true. Check out Gabriel Oettingen’s motivation exercise WOOP to help make reality of (realistic) dreams.
Practices have been shown to increase positive emotions, including gratitude, spending on others, meditation and mindfulness.