Navigating Girls Friendships: A Guide for Parents

Navigating Girls Friendships: A Guide for Parents

As a parent/carer you’ll know the rollercoaster experience of girls friendships.   They can account for many of the highs and lows of teen years.  When there are friendship struggles, it can be really upsetting for girls, sometimes significantly affecting how they...
Five teenage confidence building activities for the classroom

Five teenage confidence building activities for the classroom

Teenage girls face a lot of pressure, whether that’s feeling a need to “fit in”, navigating friendships, keeping up at school, dealing with family difficulties, social media and so much more.  Due to these pressures, they often doubt themselves and their abilities,...
Three ways to improve girls’ body confidence

Three ways to improve girls’ body confidence

Are you concerned about the many pressures your daughter is facing that can affect how she feels about her appearance?  Do you feel it’s affecting her well-being?  It’s a concern that many parents share.  In this article I’ll share three strategies you can use to...
How to boost a 12 year olds confidence

How to boost a 12 year olds confidence

Our young people face tremendous pressure growing up today.    As parents and adults supporting them we want to know how to boost a 12 year olds confidence, so they can enter their teenage years understanding themselves better, and having pride in themselves.   Each...
Speaking up changes everything

Speaking up changes everything

Many teenage girls find it difficult to express themselves, whether that is answering questions in class or speaking up with their friends.   It can become a habit for them to avoid saying what they think and feel.  In other words, assertive communication. This can...
3 ways a Growth Mindset builds resilience in teens

3 ways a Growth Mindset builds resilience in teens

Many schools have embraced a growth mindset approach to teaching and learning, and seen the impact it makes with students’ attitude and progress.  At Confident Teens we believe growth mindset builds resilience in teens, as with its focus on personal effort it fosters...
Teenage friendship issues?  4 Tips for Parents to Empower Girls

Teenage friendship issues? 4 Tips for Parents to Empower Girls

Strong, healthy, fun friendships are such a blessing in life. Friends who know us better than we know ourselves. Friends we can count on. Friends that we share life’s rich experiences with. BUT the reality for many teenagers is the very opposite of this.  Teen...
5 ways to build teenage girls’ confidence

5 ways to build teenage girls’ confidence

As a girl experiences her teenage years she faces many different pressures.  Whether that’s worries about her appearance, the incessant pressure of “keeping up” with social media, her schoolwork, difficulties with families, anxiety about the environment and many...
3 ideas for classroom activities to build girls’ confidence

3 ideas for classroom activities to build girls’ confidence

Teen girls so often lack confidence in themselves. As their teacher you wish they had a deep well of self-belief, but sadly it’s not a simple “switch” that can be turned on. Building girls’ confidence at school is a step-by-step process, and in this blog I share three...