I am noticed that many of the teenagers that I work with do not consider themselves to be important. Instead they value what other people think about them more than what they think about themselves. This leads to a very dangerous situation where teenagers are willing to do whatever their friends tell them to in order to be excepted.
Besides putting a teenager at risk for experimenting with drugs or alcohol. It also sets up a situation for when teenagers get older and are in relationships they don’t value themselves and they are in danger of being in abusive relationships. Furthermore, besides the risk of being in a an abusive relationship they may not know how to get out of the relationship because they do not value themselves.
I read an article about How to value yourself and the article states the facts very simply and clearly. I have attached a link to this article so you can read it and hopefully discuss this issue with your teenagers and let them know how important they are and how important it is that they value themselves too.
A very important concept that many of us need to learn 4 Steps To Putting Yourself First http://blogs.psychcentral.com/childhood-neglect/2017/02/4-steps-to-putting-yourself-first/#.WJzibMepSWs.twitter
Dr Michael Rubino has been working with children and teenagers for over 20 years. For more information about his work or his private practice visit website at http://www.rubinocounseling.com