The heading actually says a lot. Growing up with a disability and being mainstreamed in 4th grade I found out first hand what happens when you mix a lot of different people in a building and forget to tell them about the many differences people have.
Unfortunately, there is a big trend of not explaining differences. Watch social blogs or people in public and you can recognize those who get shocked for seeing people who are different from themselves. And it doesn’t even have to be a physical disability, it can be a different hair color or style, can be different clothing or more.
When the school bully, or others ridicule something just because they don’t understand it, the one it’s directed at can feel hurt, betrayed, let down, or more. It can really affect someone’s self-esteem.
When someone is constantly yelled at for doing no good or for constantly failing a class or work assignments, the self-esteem drops right off. It can cause a person to think they have no worth and that is when thoughts of suicide can creep in.
What’s really missing is, if in the instance, a student keeps failing, instead of railing on them, shouldn’t it be wiser to find out why they are failing, so you can find the solution and help them succeed?
Teens, you are the one who can take charge of your life. Each of us is our own individual and need to keep track of our emotions and communicate with others you care about and trust. I’ve read the book associated with the workbook I mention below. While it is not the only one out there, it is a good workbook to work through your thoughts and feelings to help bring a more positive uplifted self-esteem.
Next, more tips and tricks to raise your own self-esteem as well as those teenagers or peers in your life and community.
This hands-on personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies to date and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Now, in the same fun and entertaining style, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook allows teens to build on the principles of the 7 Habits through various thought-provoking exercises. Whether they are already familiar with Covey's Habits or are newcomers to his path to teenage success, teens can immerse themselves in this personal workbook at their own pace and benefit from its positive messages and lessons in their own way. In this interactive volume, teens will find in-depth tools to improve self-esteem, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and strengthen themselves in many other areas.