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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Students setting goals can raise aspirations – but they need something else too

Students setting goals can raise aspirations – but they need something else too

Many girls struggle to see the connection between their long-term goals and their day-to-day choices. In the ‘Goals and aspirations’ module of the Building Resilience programme I support teenage girls to define their own goal, make a plan to achieve it – and then reflect on what they are doing on a daily basis to make progress on their plan. This is an effective way to raise aspiration, and contribute to increasing motivation in class.

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